10 June 1997 Optimization of radar pulse compression processing
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We propose an optimal radar pulse compression technique and evaluate its performance in the presence of Doppler shift. The traditional pulse compression using Barker code increases the signal strength by transmitting a Barker coded long pulse. The received signal is then processed by an appropriate correlation processing. This Barker code radar pulse compression enhances the detection sensitivity while maintaining the range resolution of a single chip of the Barker coded long pulse. But unfortunately, the technique suffers from the addition of range sidelobes which sometimes will mask weak targets in the vicinity of larger targets. Our proposed optimal algorithm completely eliminates the sidelobes at the cost of additional processing.
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Samuel Moon-Ho Song, Samuel Moon-Ho Song, Woonkyung Michael Kim, Woonkyung Michael Kim, Myung-Su Lee, Myung-Su Lee, } "Optimization of radar pulse compression processing", Proc. SPIE 3066, Radar Sensor Technology II, (10 June 1997); doi: 10.1117/12.276104; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.276104
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