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This paper presents an integrated radio and radar system using a single transceiver platform towards millimeter-wave applications. In the proposed system, wireless communication and sensing functions are fully integrated and sequentially arranged in the time domain so that they can operate independently (functional reconfiguration) and also jointly (functional fusion). For this proof-of-principle study, a system prototype is developed in the 24-GHz ISM band using the emerging substrate integrated waveguide (SIW) technology, which has been demonstrated as an attractive low-cost and high-efficiency development scheme for microwave and millimeter-wave systems. Experimental results show a very promising system performance. In addition to high-precision range detection with its radar mode, the present system has proved to have a great capability of wireless radio communication at a data rate of up to 50 Mbps for both binary-phase-shift-keying (BPSK) and quadrature-phase-shift-keying (QPSK) signals.
Microwave Theory and Techniques, IEEE Transactions on (Volume:60 , Issue: 3 )
Date of Publication: March 2012