21 November 1995 Very low side-lobe level pulse compression for rain radar
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In a 2-year breadboarding activity funded by ESA, ALCATEL ESPACE lead the design, manufacturing, and test of an all digital pulse generation and compression sub-system for a rain radar, capable of real time processing. Despite the low time/bandwidth product waveforms (BT equals 270), the breadboard meets -60 dB side-lobe level which prevents contamination of the rain echo by the surface return. The compression principle is a frequent product of samples with a replica, the result of an automatic error compensation procedure that takes into account affects of distortions representative of the radar hardware (such as filters, phase/amplitude ripple, saturation effects of high power amplifier).
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Nicolas Vincent, Nicolas Vincent, Jacques Richard, Jacques Richard, Noel Suinot, Noel Suinot, P. Marcini, P. Marcini, Constantin E. Mavrocordatos, Constantin E. Mavrocordatos, } "Very low side-lobe level pulse compression for rain radar", Proc. SPIE 2584, Synthetic Aperture Radar and Passive Microwave Sensing, (21 November 1995); doi: 10.1117/12.227159; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.227159


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