The periodic ambiguity function - Its validity and value

Nadav Levanon*

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The periodic ambiguity function (PAF) relates to Woodward's ambiguity function (AF) like periodic autocorrelation relates to autocorrelation. AF is defined for a finite signal, processed by its matched filter. PAF can handle periodic signals with infinite (or large) number of periods, and a processor that is matched to fewer periods. PAF suits practical scenarios found in radar employing coherent pulse train or CW waveforms. This paper revisits the PAF and its properties, demonstrating its value and viability.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2010 IEEE Radar Conference
Subtitle of host publicationGlobal Innovation in Radar, RADAR 2010 - Proceedings
Number of pages5
StatePublished - 2010
EventIEEE International Radar Conference 2010, RADAR 2010 - Washington DC, United States
Duration: 10 May 201014 May 2010

Publication series

NameIEEE National Radar Conference - Proceedings
ISSN (Print)1097-5659


ConferenceIEEE International Radar Conference 2010, RADAR 2010
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityWashington DC


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