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Range-Doppler Imaging Waveforms And Receiver Design
Author(s): A. L. Kachelmyer
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Paper Abstract

The design of imaging waveforms for a heterodyne detection range-Doppler laser radar is dependent upon the target dynamics as well as the laser radar transmitter and receiver component technology constraints. This paper deals with the receiver and signal processing issues associated with three specific coherent waveform types. The waveform types are simple unmodulated pulse trains, linear frequency modulated (LFM) chirp pulse trains and bi-phase shift keyed (BPSK) pulse trains. The pulse trains of each type are parametric and can be used to produce a variety of range-Doppler imaging, range only, or Doppler only measurement waveforms.

Paper Details

Date Published: 18 February 1989
PDF: 24 pages
Proc. SPIE 0999, Laser Radar III, (18 February 1989); doi: 10.1117/12.960231
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A. L. Kachelmyer, Massachusetts Institute Of Technology (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0999:
Laser Radar III
Richard J. Becherer, Editor(s)

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