Inter-pulse coding for ideal range response

Nadav Levanon*

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A different way to increase the energy within a coherent processing interval (CPI) is suggested - many short dense pulses with inter-pulse coding instead of few widely-spaced long pulses with intra-pulse coding. Long coded pulses result in masking targets at close range and suffer from poor Doppler tolerance. We overcome the range ambiguity, inherent to dense pulses (high PRF), by inter-pulse coding. Ideal range response (no ambiguity, no sidelobes) can be obtained, e.g., by using a binary periodic Ipatov sequence for inter-pulse coding. The periodic property is maintained as long as the number of transmitted periods exceeds the number of processed periods by at least two.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2008 IEEE Radar Conference, RADAR 2008
StatePublished - 2008
Event2008 IEEE Radar Conference, RADAR 2008 - Rome, Italy
Duration: 26 May 200830 May 2008

Publication series

Name2008 IEEE Radar Conference, RADAR 2008


Conference2008 IEEE Radar Conference, RADAR 2008


  • High PRF
  • Ipatov coding
  • Pulse compression
  • Radar

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