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ISRN Signal Processing
Volume 2011 (2011), Article ID 101582, 11 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.5402/2011/101582
Research Article

An Estimation of Angular Coordinates and Angular Distance of Two Moving Objects by Using the Monopulse, MUSIC, and Root-MUSIC Methods

Faculty of Electronics and Information Technology, Warsaw University of Technology, Nowowiejska 15/19, 00-665 Warsaw, Poland

Received 23 January 2011; Accepted 28 March 2011

Academic Editors: S. Callegari and L. Fan

Copyright © 2011 Wojciech Rosloniec. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

The paper presents results of extensive simulations carried out in order to assess the precision and angular resolution of subspace methods in real radar system. It has been assumed that such a system uses the 32-element uniform linear array (ULA) and radiates only 3 bursts consisting of 8 pulses in given direction. In order to avoid blind Doppler frequencies, pulse repetition interval (PRI) is different in each burst. It has been shown that change of PRI is not only necessary to avoid blind Doppler frequencies but also allows to avoid false values of angular coordinates when two objects are visible in the same beam, in the same range gate, and their echoes attain maximal values in the same Doppler filter. It has also been shown that precision and angular resolution of both MUSIC and root-MUSIC method can be improved by appropriate preprocessing of signal samples used by these methods.