Design of spectrally adaptive noise radar waveforms

Caden J. Pici, Ram M. Narayanan

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The emergence of cognitive radar has led to a considerable amount of research into optimizing a radar's waveform to achieve better performance for a desired task. Specifically, optimizing a waveform's energy spectrum to take advantage of interference, noise, and a target's scattering characteristics has led to a number of approaches for design. Noise radar has emerged as a desirable candidate for radar operation in a tactical environment due to its low probability of interception and detection (LPI/LPD) characteristics, along with the ease of wideband waveform generation. This paper attempts to take a step towards the development of a cognitive noise radar by combining these two areas of research. This is studied by looking at adaptive spectral shaping of noise radar pulses to achieve performance gains in the system. Techniques traditionally applied to stochastic process modeling are utilized to derive a pulse shaping filter that takes advantage of the at spectrum of a white noise pulse to shape it to the desired spectral mask.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationRadar Sensor Technology XXIII
EditorsKenneth I. Ranney, Armin Doerry
ISBN (Electronic)9781510626713
StatePublished - 2019
EventRadar Sensor Technology XXIII 2019 - Baltimore, United States
Duration: Apr 15 2019Apr 17 2019

Publication series

NameProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
ISSN (Print)0277-786X
ISSN (Electronic)1996-756X


ConferenceRadar Sensor Technology XXIII 2019
Country/TerritoryUnited States

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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