Compression waveforms for non-coherent radar

Uri Peer*, Nadav Levanon

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Non-coherent pulse compression (NCPC) was suggested recently [1]. It was described using on-off keying (OOK) signals based on Manchester-coded binary pulse compression sequences (e.g., Barker, Ipatov). The present paper expands the discussion on waveform choice for both periodic and a-periodic cases, and on detection performances of this method. OOK transmitter and a receiver based on envelope-detection, suggested for the NCPC system, are simpler to implement than a binary phase-coded transmitter and a coherent receiver with I&Q synchronous detector, required for coherent pulse compression. NCPC can be used in simple radar systems where Doppler information is not required, in direct-detection laser radar systems and in ultra wide band (UWB) radar. Non-coherent processing has drawbacks in cases of reflections from multi-scatterer targets. The drawbacks and means of mitigating them are considered in section II.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIEEE 2007 Radar Conference
Number of pages6
StatePublished - 2007
EventIEEE 2007 Radar Conference - Waltham, MA, United States
Duration: 17 Apr 200720 Apr 2007

Publication series

NameIEEE National Radar Conference - Proceedings


ConferenceIEEE 2007 Radar Conference
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityWaltham, MA


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