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Resolution And Accuracy, Ambiguity And Anomaly For Range-Spread Speckle Targets
Author(s): Jeffrey H. Shapiro
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Paper Abstract

Coherent laser radars used for 3-D imaging and aerosol/pollutant sensing collect target returns which comprise a range-spread speckle process. This paper addresses a class of waveform design/waveform evaluation problems for such radars. The maximum-likelihood (ML) processors and Cramer-Rao (CR) performance bounds are developed for short pulse, chirped pulse, sinusoidal amplitude-modulated pulse, and sinusoidal frequency-modulated pulse wave-forms. All four of these waveforms are shown to have nearly identical ultimate range accuracies. However, range accuracy is not the only performance criterion of interest; range resolution, ambiguity, and anomaly must also be considered. Analysis and discussion of some of these aspects of waveform selection are included in the paper.

Paper Details

Date Published: 13 December 1983
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 0415, Coherent Infrared Radar Systems and Applications II, (13 December 1983); doi: 10.1117/12.935907
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Jeffrey H. Shapiro, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0415:
Coherent Infrared Radar Systems and Applications II
Robert C. Harney, Editor(s)

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