Accelerating short range MIMO imaging with optimized Fourier processing

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In this paper, we describe the recent development of new algorithms applied to short-range radar imaging. Facing the limitations of classical backpropagation algorithms, the use of techniques based on Fast Fourier Transforms has led to substantial image computation accelerations, especially for Multiple-Input Multiple-Output systems. The necessary spatial interpolation and zero-padding steps are still particularly limiting in this context, so it is proposed to replace it by a more efficient matrix technique, showing improvements in memory consumption, image computation speed and reconstruction quality.