A Comparative Study on Micro-Doppler Signature Generation Methods for UAVs Using Rotor Blade Model

Özen Bozdağ B., ERER I.

2019 6TH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON ELECTRICAL AND ELECTRONICS ENGINEERING (ICEEE 2019), İstanbul, Turkey, 16 - 17 April 2019, pp.298-301 identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper
  • Doi Number: 10.1109/iceee2019.2019.00064
  • City: İstanbul
  • Country: Turkey
  • Page Numbers: pp.298-301
  • Keywords: micro-Doppler signature, short time Fourier Transform, Wigner-Ville distribution (WVD), s method, rotor blade
  • Istanbul Technical University Affiliated: Yes


Identification of the unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) is a challenging problem. For identification, micro-Doppler effects from the rotors of UAVs are widely used to extract the features. Short Time Fourier Transform (STFT), Wigner-Ville distribution (WVD) and s method are the most common methods to obtain micro-Doppler signatures. Rotor blade length, number of blades and rotation rate have significant distinguishable effects on the micro-Doppler signatures. In this paper, effect of blade length, number of blades and rotation rate on micro-Doppler signatures are presented.