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Step frequency waveform design and analysis using the ambiguity function

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Authors
Soares, Paulo Alexandre R.
Subjects
Step radar frequency
Step frequency waveform
High range resolution
Ambiguity function
Ambiguity diagram
Advisors
Gill, Gurnam S.
Gnanalingam, Suntharalingam
Date of Issue
1996-06
Date
June 1996
Publisher
Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School
Language
en_US
Abstract
This thesis investigates the use of the step frequency waveform, its design and analysis using the ambiguity function. The step frequency waveform consists of a series of N pulses each with a pulse width of z, and whose frequency is increased from pulse to pulse in steps of delta f. A design procedure for detection of small targets with a surface (land or sea) based step frequency radar employing a high pulse repetition frequency (PRF) waveform is developed. The proposed method determines the waveform parameters of given radar specifications. A simple graphical implementation as well as a computer implementation are presented. The theoretical dimensions of the step frequency waveform are defined and verified for some waveforms with parameters similar to the waveform of interest. Finally, the ambiguity function is used to analyze the step frequency waveform.
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Thesis
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Department of Physics
Organization
Naval Postgraduate School
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91 p.
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