Novel PRF Schedules for Medium PRF Radar
CRANFIELD UNIV (UNITED KINGDOM) ROYAL MILITARY COLLEGE OF SCIENCE
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Previous work has demonstrated that Evolutionary Algorithms EAs are an effective tool for the selection of optimal pulse repetition frequency PRF sets to minimize range-Doppler blindness of a medium PRF radar. This paper re-considers the concepts of decodability in medium PRF radar, and how new and novel schedules can be generated using an EA. Traditionally target data is required in a minimum of 3 PRFs e.g. a 3 of 8 scheme. In this paper we describe the generation of schedules requiring data in only 2 PRFs. Results are presented for a comparison between schemes requiring target data in two and three PRFs. The results indicate that blindness is minimized in schedules with greater numbers of PRFs and requiring target data in fewer PRFs. The concept of dynamic selection of PRI schedules that are fully decodable and have no blind velocities is outlined and is concluded to be feasible.
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