Linearization of a harmonic radar transmitter by feed-forward filter reflection

Kyle A. Gallagher, Ram Mohan Narayanan, Gregory J. Mazzaro, Kelly D. Sherbondy

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In order to generate a detectable harmonic-radar response from an electronic device, the required power-on-target is comparable to that observed directly below a cellular base station. Also, the signal emitted from the target is often very weak. This weak signal must not be masked by harmonics generated by the radar itself. Thus, high transmit power must be provided with high linearity for detection of a nonlinear-radar target. In this paper, a technique is presented which achieves better than 135 dBc harmonic distortion at 7 W output power, at transmit frequencies between 800 MHz and 1 GHz.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2014 IEEE Radar Conference
Subtitle of host publicationFrom Sensing to Information, RadarCon 2014
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)9781479920341
StatePublished - 2014
Event2014 IEEE Radar Conference, RadarCon 2014 - Cincinnati, OH, United States
Duration: May 19 2014May 23 2014

Publication series

NameIEEE National Radar Conference - Proceedings
ISSN (Print)1097-5659


Other2014 IEEE Radar Conference, RadarCon 2014
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityCincinnati, OH

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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