In-chirp FSK communication between cooperative 77-GHz radar stations integrating variable power distribution between ranging and communication system
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We present the realization of a cooperative radar system for ranging applications with integrated data-transmission capability. The simultaneous transmission is performed by the radar-hardware without the necessity of additional components or an auxiliary data-link. Therefore, the data are directly embedded in the transmitted chirp of a frequency-modulated continuous-wave radar sensor. A second station, acting as receiver, uses an identical, but unmodulated chirp for down-conversion. The resulting signal then is processed by a non-coherent demodulator setup, extracting the communication data. Measurement results from transmission of messages with different bit-rates are shown. By utilizing existing radar-hardware a transmission rate of up to 256 kbps is possible, without the need of a dedicated transceiver. Additionally, a method to optimize the ranging results by variable distribution of the available signal power between distance-measurement and communication system is presented.
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International Journal of Microwave and Wireless Technologies