Design consideration for a real-time random-noise tracking radar

Yan Zhang, Ram M. Narayanan

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Random-noise radar has been applied successfully to range measurement, velocity estimation and terrain/target imaging. For applications involving stationary targets, long integration times and process averaging are easily tolerated. In situations where the target or radar platform moves at high speed, the impact of this relative motion on system design should be considered. This work addresses the statistical performance of a generic random-noise radar receiver and examines the inter-relationships between design parameters and performance tradeoffs. Complementing this examination, a random-noise monopulse system is also investigated as a possible architecture for real-time angle estimation. Simulations and numerical illustrations provide the basis of processor design and performance prediction.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)434-445
Number of pages12
JournalIEEE Transactions on Aerospace and Electronic Systems
Issue number2
StatePublished - Apr 2004

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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