Publisher : The Korean Institute of Electromagnetic Engineering and Science
DOI : 10.5515/KJKIEES.2016.27.6.521
Title & Authors
Development of Unfolding Radial Velocity Algorithm for Dual PRF Mode of Yong-In Testbed(YIT) Radar Kim, Hye-Ri; Suk, Mi-Kyung; Nam, Kyung-Yeub; Ko, Jeong-Seok;
Weather radar is observation equipment that transmits electromagnetic waves and receives backscattered signals from the targets. The weather radar systems of the Korea Meteorological Administration have a doppler mode that can extract the target`s radial velocity. However, the radial velocity over the maximum unambiguous velocity() for which is in a trade-off relationship with the maximum unambiguous range is folded. Therefore, a dual PRF mode of which transmits and receives signals using two different PRFs(high and low) must be used to extend the vm while maintaining the maximum unambiguous range. Using a dual PRF mode, vm can be extended to the amount of lowest common denominator of two observed vm from high and low PRF. For this extension, we have developed a velocity unfolding algorithm of which uses several criteria for classification considering observed velocity differences between high and low PRF and their error boundary. Then, correction factors are calculated for each class and are applied to unfold radial velocity. The developed algorithm was applied to the Yong-In Testbed(YIT) radar and the generated better performance of radial velocity extraction than those of the previous system.
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