Accession Number:

AD0617711

Title:

The Design of Radar Signals

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept.

Corporate Author:

MITRE CORP BEDFORD MA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1965-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

201.0

Abstract:

This report discusses the design of radar signals. It is assumed that the radar receiver is matched to the signal so that the receiver output waveform, in the presence of signal Doppler frequency shift, is characterized by Woodwards two-dimensional signal correlation function. The signal correlation function is discussed, and certain of its properties are collected together. The problem of the detection of a target in the presence of many nearby targets is discussed, and an expression for the target capacity of a radar is developed in terms of the signal correlation function. There follows a discussion of the general problems of signal design for multiple target resolution and for detection of single targets in clutter. Signal waveforms are classified according to the type of modulation, and the design of waveforms of each type is considered in detail. The two-dimensional correlation function is given for each type of signal. Finally, the subject of techniques for generation and reception of signals is discussed.

Subject Categories:

  • Active and Passive Radar Detection and Equipment

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE