Weight Effects on the Periodic Ambiguity Function

Benjamin Getz, Nadav Levanon

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CW radar signals and processors are discussed. The use of the periodic ambiguity function (PAF) to analyze the delay-Doppler performance of CW signals and their corresponding correlation receivers, is extended to include weight function effects. This work provides tools which can predict the delay-Doppler response of almost any phase-coded CW radar. Examples demonstrate that a combination of CW signals having perfect periodic autocorrelation, a matched reference signal with a large number of modulation periods and a smooth weight function, can create a delay-Doppler response with extremely low sidelob strongly resembling the response of a coherent pulse train.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)182-193
Number of pages12
JournalIEEE Transactions on Aerospace and Electronic Systems
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1995


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