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Part Number: IWR1443BOOST

I can't understand the elevation estimation, can you give a more explicit explanation?Thank you.

• Hello,

The Tx2 Antenna is positioned higher than the Tx1, Tx3 Antenna. As a result the signal at the Rx Antenna will all have an elevation component which is indicated by the red symbols in the above picture.

This elevation information is then used by IWR1443 for 3D detection. Right now the angle of detection for the elevation component is about +/- 15 degrees on the IWR1443BOOST.

This is a very top level description of angle estimation for elevation. If you have more specific questions then just let us know!

Cheers,
Akash
• In reply to Akash Gondalia:

you mean the range of angle for elevation is from -15 to15?

Hello Han,

This is correct.

Cheers,
Akash
• In reply to Akash Gondalia:

Hello Akash,

let me join this discussion. How do you propose to compute angle of arrival in elevation then? In azimuth I can take an angle FFT over 8 complex numbers (padded with zeros for a finer result) and then analyze the position of the peak. This is illustrated in the application note swra554. In elevation we have two elements only, which suggests an FFT over, say, Tx1/Rx3 and Tx2/Rx1 meaning an FFT over two complex numbers padded with zeros. Or should it simply be a calculation based on phase difference as in monopulse radar? Thanks!

Best regards,
Timofey
• In reply to Timofey Savelyev:

Hello Timofey,

Thank you for your question but I cannot answer it at this time and it is outside the scope of this thread. If you would make a new thread I can ask one of our experts to provide a more appropriate response.

Cheers,
Akash
• In reply to Akash Gondalia:

Hi Akash,

no problem. I found the source of the picture starting this thread in
C:\ti\mmwave_sdk_01_01_00_02\packages\ti\demo\xwr14xx\mmw\docs\doxygen\html
It explains also how to compute AoA in elevation via MIMO. Next to that I implemented the monopulse approach which nearly the same results.

Thanks and till the next,
Timofey