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High-speed CW step-frequency coherent radar for dynamic monitoring of civil engineering structures

High-speed CW step-frequency coherent radar for dynamic monitoring of civil engineering structures

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A high-speed coherent radar for dynamic testing of civil engineering structures is proposed. The radar operates a continuous-wave (CW) step-frequency in Ku-band, and the base-band signal is generated by direct digital synthesis. Vibration measurements carried out on a 200 m-long bridge forced by vehicular traffic are reported.

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