Microwave Symposium Digest (IMS), 2013 IEEE MTT-S International
In this work a multimode-beamforming 77-GHz frequency-modulated continuous-wave radar system is presented. Four transceiver chips with integrated inphase/quadrature modulators in the transmit path are used in order to simultaneously realize a short-range frequency-division multiple-access (FDMA) multiple-input multiple-output (MIMO) and a long-range transmit phased-array (PA) radar system with the same antennas. It combines the high angular resolution of FDMA MIMO radars and the high-gain and steerable beam of PA transmit antennas. Several measurements were carried out to show the potential benefits of using this concept for a linear antenna array with four antennas and methods of digital beamforming in the receive path.