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Automotive Radar Interference Mitigation With Unfolded Robust PCA Based on Residual Overcomplete Auto-Encoder Blocks
In autonomous driving, radar systems play an important role in detecting targets such as other vehicles on the road. Radars mounted on different cars can interfere with each other, degrading the detection performance. Deep learning methods for automotive radar interference mitigation can successfully estimate the amplitude of targets, but fail to recover the phase of the respective targets. In this paper, we propose an efficient and effective technique based on unfolded robust Principal Component Analysis (RPCA) that is able to estimate both amplitude and phase in the presence of interference. Our contribution consists in introducing residual overcomplete auto-encoder (ROC-AE) blocks into the recurrent architecture of unfolded RPCA, which results in a deeper model that significantly outperforms unfolded RPCA as well as other deep learning models. We also show that our approach achieves a faster processing time compared to state-of-the-art deep learning methods, thus being a suitable candidate to be deployed on devices embedded on vehicles.