Multifunctional Radar and Communications Waveform Using Chaos

Caden J. Pici, Ram M. Narayanan

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Multifunctional radar and communication systems possess advantages of lower cost and weight owing to sharing of hardware and antenna apertures. In addition, by using a joint waveform for both applications simultaneously, the occupied spectrum can be used very efficiently thereby guaranteeing a permanent availability of both functions. We propose a waveform implementation that utilizes properties from nonlinear dynamics and chaos to design a multifunctional waveform having the ability to adapt to varying operational and environmental considerations. In addition, use of a chaotic noise-like waveform has good low probability of intercept (LPI), low probability of detection (LPD), and anti-jam properties.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationNAECON 2018 - IEEE National Aerospace and Electronics Conference
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9781538665572
StatePublished - Dec 3 2018
Event2018 IEEE National Aerospace and Electronics Conference, NAECON 2018 - Dayton, United States
Duration: Jul 23 2018Jul 26 2018

Publication series

NameProceedings of the IEEE National Aerospace Electronics Conference, NAECON
ISSN (Print)0547-3578
ISSN (Electronic)2379-2027


Other2018 IEEE National Aerospace and Electronics Conference, NAECON 2018
Country/TerritoryUnited States

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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