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Optical Processing For Adaptive Radar Systems
Author(s): Vincent C. Vannicola
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Paper Abstract

Basic principals of radar systems are introduced and developed for treatment in adaptive systems. Parameters which must be weighted in order to maximize signal-to-noise ratio are described. These parameters include aperture illumination, instantaneous bandwidth and pulse repetition rate. They are related to antenna field pattern, range resolution, and doppler resolution. The treatment shows how these parameters are weighted in a changing noise environment for optimum system performance. Algorithms for generating these weights are illustrated in vector and matrix notation. This discrete set of weights is extended to accommodate the large number element case. Here, a continuum set is approached and the adaptive equations assume an integral form. The adaptive algorithm is thus presented over a wider version, i.e. matrix or integral notation, for consideration by the optical processing community.

Paper Details

Date Published: 29 February 1980
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 0209, Optical Signal Processing for C3I, (29 February 1980); doi: 10.1117/12.958289
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Vincent C. Vannicola, Rome Air Development Center (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0209:
Optical Signal Processing for C3I
William J. Miceli, Editor(s)

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