29 April 2009 Radar measurement as an operator problem
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Proceedings Volume 7308, Radar Sensor Technology XIII; 73080Z (2009); doi: 10.1117/12.818105
Event: SPIE Defense, Security, and Sensing, 2009, Orlando, Florida, United States
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.
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John E. Gray, Allen D. Parks, "Radar measurement as an operator problem", Proc. SPIE 7308, Radar Sensor Technology XIII, 73080Z (29 April 2009); doi: 10.1117/12.818105; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.818105
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Radar

Doppler effect

Quantum mechanics

Receivers

Sensors

Signal to noise ratio

Interference (communication)

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