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Radar Waveforms
Author(s): Mervin C. Budge
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Paper Abstract

An important aspect of radar theory is an understanding of the properties of radar waveforms and the demands placed on them by the environment and measurement requirements. The key to this understanding of radar waveforms lies in the ambiguity function which, as a mathematical tool, forms the basis for the results presented in this paper. A tutorial development of the ambiguity function and illustrative examples are presented. The examples include both typical waveforms such as phase codes as well as sophisticated amplitude weighted burst waveforms used for clutter rejection. Optimum waveform weighting techniques are derived and their use illustrated. A discussion of the effects of hardware errors on waveform performance and design is also included.

Paper Details

Date Published: 28 December 1977
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 0128, Effective Utilization of Optics in Radar Systems, (28 December 1977); doi: 10.1117/12.955966
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Mervin C. Budge, Dynetics, Inc. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0128:
Effective Utilization of Optics in Radar Systems
Bernard W. Vatz, Editor(s)

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