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Application of Doppler resilient complementary waveforms to target tracking

Sofia Suvorova, Bill Moran, Stephen Howard, Robert Calderbank

2008 IEEE INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON ACOUSTICS, SPEECH AND SIGNAL PROCESSING, VOLS 1-12 | IEEE | Published : 2008

Abstract

The use of complementary codes as a means of reducing radar range sidelobes is well-known, but lack of resilience to Doppler is often cited as a reason not to deploy them. This work describes techniques for providing Doppler resilience with an emphasis on tailoring Doppler performance to the specific aim of target tracking. The Doppler performance can be varied by suitably changing the order of transmission of multiple sets of complementary waveforms. We have developed a method that improves Doppler performance significantly by arranging the transmission of multiple copies of complementary waveforms according to the first order Reed-Müller codes. Here we demonstrate significant tracking gain..

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