A paper by ORCA partner KUL (Katholieke Universiteit Leuven) was accepted at IEEE Systems Journal (ISJ).
The paper, by Seyed Ali Hassani, Vesa Lampu, Karthick Parashar, Lauri Anttila, André Bourdoux, Barend van Liempd, Mikko Valkama, Francois Horlin and Soﬁe Pollin, is titled “In-band Full-duplex Radar-communication System”.
In-band full-duplex (IBFD) technology is a promising solution to boost the throughput of wireless networks. To bring IBFD to reality, the modem has to cancel the self-interference (SI) signal which includes the strong direct Tx leakage and the weaker reﬂected Tx signal from the surroundings. Adaptive analog and digital SI cancellation schemes have been proposed. It becomes then interesting to understand, though, how the echoed SI could be exploited for enabling radar functionality while reusing the waveform and the already-existing hardware. This paper formulates the mono-static radar system model starting from the communication system model. Beside simulation-based assessment, the performance is also evaluated by an IBFD system prototype which consists of both analog and digital SI canceller modules, enabling >85 dB Tx-Rx isolation.
The system is enhanced with Doppler radar functionality, reusing as much as possible the existing IBFD functional blocks. The experimental result shows the accuracy of the proposed system to measure the velocity of mobile objects at various speeds between 0.2 – 1 m/s, while the device is simultaneously served as a node to perform in-band bi-directional communication. This ability suits the proposed system for a broad spectrum of opportunistic remote sensing applications, such as body and hand gesture detection.