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Waveform preconditioning for clutter rejection in multipath for sparse distributed apertures
Author(s): T. Varslot; B. Yazıcı; C.-E. Yarman; M. Cheney; L. Scharf
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Paper Abstract

The idea of preconditioning transmit waveforms for optimal clutter rejection in radar imaging is presented. Waveform preconditioning involves determining a map on the space of transmit waveforms, and then applying this map to the waveforms before transmission. The work applies to systems with an arbitrary number of transmitand receive-antenna elements, and makes no assumptions about the elements being co-located. Waveform preconditioning for clutter rejection achieves efficient use of power and computational resources by distributing power properly over a frequency band and by eliminating clutter filtering in receive processing.

Paper Details

Date Published: 7 May 2007
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 6568, Algorithms for Synthetic Aperture Radar Imagery XIV, 65680N (7 May 2007); doi: 10.1117/12.719570
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T. Varslot, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (United States)
B. Yazıcı, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (United States)
C.-E. Yarman, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (United States)
M. Cheney, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (United States)
L. Scharf, Colorado State Univ. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6568:
Algorithms for Synthetic Aperture Radar Imagery XIV
Edmund G. Zelnio; Frederick D. Garber, Editor(s)

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