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Range Doppler coupling



dr = rdcoupling(fd,slope) returns the range offset due to the Doppler shift in a linear frequency modulated signal. For example, the signal can be a linear FM pulse or an FMCW signal. slope is the slope of the linear frequency modulation.

dr = rdcoupling(fd,slope,c) specifies the signal propagation speed.


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Calculate the true range of the target for an FMCW waveform that sweeps a band of 30 MHz in 2 ms. The dechirped target echo has a beat frequency of 1 kHz. The processing of the target return indicates a Doppler shift of 100 Hz.

slope = 30e6/2e-3;
fb = 1e3;
fd = 100;
r = beat2range(fb,slope) - rdcoupling(fd,slope)
r = 10.9924

Input Arguments

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Doppler shift, specified as an array of real numbers.

Data Types: double

Slope of linear frequency modulation, specified as a nonzero scalar in hertz per second.

Data Types: double

Signal propagation speed, specified as a positive scalar in meters per second.

Data Types: double

Output Arguments

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Range offset due to Doppler shift, returned as an array of real numbers. The dimensions of dr match the dimensions of fd.

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Range Offset

The range offset is the difference between the estimated range and the true range. The difference arises from coupling between the range and Doppler shift.


The function computes -c*fd/(2*slope).


[1] Barton, David K. Radar System Analysis and Modeling. Boston: Artech House, 2005.

[2] Richards, M. A. Fundamentals of Radar Signal Processing. New York: McGraw-Hill, 2005.

Extended Capabilities

Version History

Introduced in R2012b