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CW-FM pulse fusion schemes
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Paper Abstract

It is commonly understood that in active detection system constant-frequency pulses correspond to good Doppler but poor delay resolution capability; and that linearly-swept frequency pulses have the opposite behavior. Many systems are capable of both types of operation, and hence in this paper the fusion of such pulses is examined. It is discovered that in many (but not all) situations the features complement in such a way that tracking performance using a combined CW-FM pulse is improved by an order of magnitude when compared to a scheme using only a full CW or FM pulse. Also investigated are alternating- pulse systems, and while these are suboptimal their performances appear robust.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 September 1995
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 2561, Signal and Data Processing of Small Targets 1995, (1 September 1995); doi: 10.1117/12.217715
Show Author Affiliations
Constantino Rago, Univ. of Connecticut (United States)
Peter K. Willett, Univ. of Connecticut (United States)
Yaakov Bar-Shalom, Univ. of Connecticut (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2561:
Signal and Data Processing of Small Targets 1995
Oliver E. Drummond, Editor(s)

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