2014 Volume 11 Issue 23 Pages 20140981
A novel handheld pseudo random coded ultra-wideband (UWB) radar for human sensing applications is presented in this paper. In order to reduce the size of the radar and obtain good penetrability, the center frequency of the m-sequence is assigned to about 1.1 GHz. The peak voltage of the m-sequence is 4.5 Vpp, while the length of the m-sequence can be chosen to obtain different signal-to-noise ratio (SNR). The digital transmitter, the dual-channel receiver and the clock synchronization are discussed in detail. The experimental results show that the proposed handheld pseudo random UWB radar has good detection performance for human sensing applications in complex environment.