Accession Number : ADA475601


Title :   A Simple Signal Processing Architecture for Instantaneous Radar Polarimetry


Corporate Author : PRINCETON UNIV NJ PROGRAM IN APPLIED AND COMPUTATIONAL MATHEMATICS


Personal Author(s) : Howard, Stephen D ; Calderbank, A R ; Moran, William


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a475601.pdf


Report Date : Nov 2006


Pagination or Media Count : 9


Abstract : This paper describes a new radar primitive that enables instantaneous radar polarimetry at essentially no increase in signal processing complexity. This primitive coordinates transmission of distinct waveforms on orthogonal polarizations and applies a unitary matched filter bank on receive. This avoids the information loss inherent in single-channel matched filters. A further advantage of this scheme is the elimination of range sidelobes.


Descriptors :   *SIGNAL PROCESSING , *POLARIZATION , *COMPUTER ARCHITECTURE , *RADAR , *POLARIMETRY , WAVEFORMS , TRANSMITTANCE , COORDINATES , LOSSES , MATCHED FILTERS , ELIMINATION , CHANNELS , ORTHOGONALITY , SIDELOBES


Subject Categories : Computer Hardware
      Optics
      Radiofrequency Wave Propagation


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE