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Optimization of radar pulse compression processing
Author(s): Samuel Moon-Ho Song; Woonkyung Michael Kim; Myung-Su Lee
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Paper Abstract

We propose an optimal radar pulse compression technique and evaluate its performance in the presence of Doppler shift. The traditional pulse compression using Barker code increases the signal strength by transmitting a Barker coded long pulse. The received signal is then processed by an appropriate correlation processing. This Barker code radar pulse compression enhances the detection sensitivity while maintaining the range resolution of a single chip of the Barker coded long pulse. But unfortunately, the technique suffers from the addition of range sidelobes which sometimes will mask weak targets in the vicinity of larger targets. Our proposed optimal algorithm completely eliminates the sidelobes at the cost of additional processing.

Paper Details

Date Published: 10 June 1997
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 3066, Radar Sensor Technology II, (10 June 1997); doi: 10.1117/12.276104
Show Author Affiliations
Samuel Moon-Ho Song, Korea Univ. (South Korea)
Woonkyung Michael Kim, Korea Univ. (South Korea)
Myung-Su Lee, Korea Univ. (South Korea)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3066:
Radar Sensor Technology II
Robert Trebits; James L. Kurtz, Editor(s)

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