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Low-cost chaotic radar design
Author(s): G. Martin Hall; E. Jeff Holder; Seth D. Cohen; Daniel J. Gauthier
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Paper Abstract

An approach for creating a low-cost Chaos Pulsed-Doppler Radar is presented. The objective of this effort is to develop a practical realization of a Chaotic Radar with performance advantages over other approaches. Many groups have proposed that Chaotic Waveforms are an effective radar signal generator due to: the relatively low cost of producing complex wideband waveforms and the difficulty in detecting and spoofing inherently complex modulations. PRA and Duke University report on the development of a radar design that uses a novel high-speed chaotic waveform generator. Preliminary experimental results are presented that characterize the performance of a chaotic waveform generator. In addition, the radar architecture will be proposed, realistic radar design criterion will be set forth, and simulations of a complete radar will be used to compare the chaotic radar to more traditional radar approaches.

Paper Details

Date Published: 3 May 2012
PDF: 13 pages
Proc. SPIE 8361, Radar Sensor Technology XVI, 836112 (3 May 2012); doi: 10.1117/12.918503
Show Author Affiliations
G. Martin Hall, Propagation Research Associates, Inc. (United States)
E. Jeff Holder, Propagation Research Associates, Inc. (United States)
Seth D. Cohen, Duke Univ. (United States)
Daniel J. Gauthier, Duke Univ. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8361:
Radar Sensor Technology XVI
Kenneth I. Ranney; Armin W. Doerry, Editor(s)

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