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Radar ambiguity function, time-varying matched filter, and optimum wavelet correlator
Author(s): Victor C. Chen
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Paper Abstract

This paper reviews the relation between the radar ambiguity function and the matched filter, then introduces a geometric concept of the matched filter as a slice of the ambiguity function along a frequency-shift line. With the help of the geometric concept, the conventional matched filter can be generalized to a time-varying filter, which is equivalent to the optimum time-frequency correlator and can be implemented with wavelet transforms. The application of the optimum wavelet correlator to inverse synthetic aperture radar (ISAR) will be illustrated.

Paper Details

Date Published: 15 March 1994
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 2242, Wavelet Applications, (15 March 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.170037
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Victor C. Chen, Naval Research Lab. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2242:
Wavelet Applications
Harold H. Szu, Editor(s)

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