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Pulse compression waveforms for use in high-resolution signature formation
Author(s): Byron M. Keel; J. Michael Baden; Marvin N. Cohen
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Paper Abstract

Pulse compression waveforms and processing techniques for high-resolution signature formation are typically constrained by hardware limitations and target motion. This paper serves as a summary comparison of three modern pulse compression techniques: (1) linear frequency modulation (matched filtering), (2) stretch processing, and (3) stepped frequency waveforms, that are designed to perform under different hardware limitations. However, trade-offs exists between the three techniques which limit range window sizes, result in range aliasing, define minimum sampling rates and instantaneous bandwidths, and define range-Doppler ambiguities and distortions. This paper focuses on the mathematical development of the three techniques and relates the results to hardware requirements and range-Doppler ambiguities/distortions.

Paper Details

Date Published: 28 July 1997
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 3068, Signal Processing, Sensor Fusion, and Target Recognition VI, (28 July 1997); doi: 10.1117/12.280836
Show Author Affiliations
Byron M. Keel, Georgia Tech Research Institute (United States)
J. Michael Baden, Georgia Tech Research Institute (United States)
Marvin N. Cohen, Georgia Tech Research Institute (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3068:
Signal Processing, Sensor Fusion, and Target Recognition VI
Ivan Kadar, Editor(s)

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