Application of Doppler resilient complementary waveforms to target tracking

Journal Article

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 gains in the context of accelerating targets by the use of adaptively chosen waveform sequences of this kind, compared to both a fixed sequence of similar waveforms, and an LFM waveform. ©2008 IEEE.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Suvorova, S; Moron, B; Howard, S; Calderbank, R

Published Date

  • September 16, 2008

Published In

Start / End Page

  • 1497 - 1500

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1520-6149

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1109/ICASSP.2008.4517905

Citation Source

  • Scopus