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Radar measurement as an operator problem
Author(s): John E. Gray; Allen D. Parks
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Paper Abstract

There is a connection between radar theory and the formalism of quantum mechanics that has not been explored by many radar engineers. We illustrate this for a number of other radar observables that are also equivalent to taking the expected value of certain operators. We then compare this to an approach to waveform design based on the ambiguity function. We note that the key to understanding measurement of more complicated interactions is the kernel. Additional signal interactions can be simply interpreted as additional operators in this kernel. This approach may be the key to understanding the underlying interactions found within return signals.

Paper Details

Date Published: 29 April 2009
PDF: 15 pages
Proc. SPIE 7308, Radar Sensor Technology XIII, 73080Z (29 April 2009); doi: 10.1117/12.818105
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John E. Gray, Naval Surface Warfare Ctr. (United States)
Allen D. Parks, Naval Surface Warfare Ctr. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7308:
Radar Sensor Technology XIII
Kenneth I. Ranney; Armin W. Doerry, Editor(s)

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