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Moving target detection performance potential of UWB radars
Author(s): Lujing Cai; Hong Wang; Cliff Tsao
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Paper Abstract

This paper systematically evaluates the performance potential of ultra-wideband (UWB) radar systems for Moving Target Detection (MTD) in strong clutter. Based on a general data model for UWB multiple phase waveforms, we first derive the waveform-based optimum UWB processor which represents the maximum achievable performance of UWB systems. The UWB gains/losses are individually identified by careful performance comparisons with narrowband systems. Our study results show that UWB systems potentially have a significant MTD performance gain, in addition to the well-known clutter and fluctuation reduction. This additional gain indicates that the subclutter visibility performance of UWB surveillance systems is severely underestimate in the existing literature.

Paper Details

Date Published: 28 May 1993
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 1875, Ultrahigh Resolution Radar, (28 May 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.145513
Show Author Affiliations
Lujing Cai, Syracuse Univ. (United States)
Hong Wang, Syracuse Univ. (United States)
Cliff Tsao, Rome Lab. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1875:
Ultrahigh Resolution Radar
Roger S. Vickers, Editor(s)

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