Accession Number:

ADA475601

Title:

A Simple Signal Processing Architecture for Instantaneous Radar Polarimetry

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

PRINCETON UNIV NJ PROGRAM IN APPLIED AND COMPUTATIONAL MATHEMATICS

Report Date:

2006-11-01

Pagination or Media Count:

9.0

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.

Subject Categories:

  • Computer Hardware
  • Optics
  • Radiofrequency Wave Propagation

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE