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Transmitter noise considerations in super-Nyquist FMCW radar design
A design consideration for super-Nyquist frequency modulated continuous-wave (FMCW) radar systems relating to transmitter to receiver noise leakage is introduced. Phase noise curves comparing the fundamental direct digital synthesisers frequency and its second super-Nyquist image show a significant increase in relative noise level at all offsets from the carrier. This results in a reduced transmitter signal-to-noise ratio. It is shown with a simple example that this can lead to a significant degradation in receiver sensitivity if not managed properly. A design rule-of-thumb that can be used by radar designers to avoid or mitigate this problem is provided.
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