Accession Number : AD1051353

Title :   High-Resolution Radar Waveforms Based on Randomized Latin Square Sequences

Descriptive Note : Technical Report,01 May 2016,31 Jan 2017

Corporate Author : Pennsylvania State University University Park United States

Personal Author(s) : Narayanan,Ram M ; Bufler,Travis D

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Report Date : 18 Apr 2017

Pagination or Media Count : 73

Abstract : This report summarizes the study of Sudoku puzzles as applied to radar applications. We examine Sudoku puzzles for frequency hopped sequences with comparison to the well researched Costas frequency codes. Utilizing the backtracking algorithm, numerous Sudoku puzzles varying in size are generated for analysis of their co-hit and cross-hit properties as compared to Latin Squares. We look at how Sudoku sequences compare to traditional waveforms such as linear frequency modulation and rectangular pulse. Furthermore, we investigate the use of Sudoku puzzles for antenna applications including array interleaving, array thinning, andrandom element spacing. Finally, radar simulations and comparisons are performed using the frequency coded Sudoku sequencesfor stationary and moving targets. It is concluded that Sudoku based sequences and antenna array configurations show significantpromise in architecting high-resolution radar waveforms and enhancing antenna beamforming capabilities

Descriptors :   FREQUENCY AGILITY , waveforms , algorithms , signal processing , high resolution , combinatorial analysis , antenna arrays , multiple targets , matched filters , frequency modulation , carrier frequencies , beam steering , doppler effect , radar

Subject Categories : Radiofrequency Wave Propagation

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE