Ultra-low sidelobe pulse compression technique for high performance radar systems

Tapan Kumar Sarkar, Russell D. Brown

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A pulse compression technique based on deconvolution and linear prediction in the frequency domain is presented which offers approximately 20 dB improvement in time sidelobe performance compared to conventional matched filter and windowing techniques. The detection performance converges to that of a matched filter for weak signals, while the sidelobe levels decreases to very low levels as a function of signal strength. The performance of the deconvolution method has been studied using measured radar data from the Rome Laboratory Surveillance Facility, and is shown to be a practical technique for future radar systems. Issues such as sensitivity to target Doppler frequency, range cell straddling, dispersion in analog transmit and receive channels, and A/D converter errors are analyzed and the results presented in this paper.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationIEEE National Radar Conference - Proceedings
Editors Anon
PublisherIEEE Computer Society
Number of pages4
StatePublished - 1997
EventProceedings of the 1997 IEEE National Radar Conference - Syracuse, NY, USA
Duration: May 13 1997May 15 1997


OtherProceedings of the 1997 IEEE National Radar Conference
CitySyracuse, NY, USA

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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