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SOME ASPECTS OF SIDELOBE REDUCTION IN PULSE COMPRESSION RADARS USING NLFM SIGNAL PROCESSING

By I. C. Vizitiu

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Abstract:
It is well known that in the pulse compression radar theory, the sidelobe reduction using nonlinear frequency modulation (NLFM) signal processing represents a major and present research direction. Accordingly, the main objective of this paper is to propose an interesting approach related to the design of efficient NLFM waveforms namely, a temporal predistortioning method of LFM signals by suitable nonlinear frequency laws. Some aspects concerning the optimization of the specific parameters involved into analyzed NLFM processing procedure are also included. The achieved experimental results confirm the significant sidelobe suppression related to other NLFM processing techniques.

Citation:
I. C. Vizitiu, "Some Aspects of Sidelobe Reduction in Pulse Compression Radars Using Nlfm Signal Processing," Progress In Electromagnetics Research C, Vol. 47, 119-129, 2014.
doi:10.2528/PIERC14010605

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