Accession Number : AD0846328

Title :   Signal Processing Support to Pulse-Doppler Radar Task,

Corporate Author : ARMY MISSILE COMMAND REDSTONE ARSENAL AL ADVANCED SENSORS DIRECTORATE

Personal Author(s) : O'Mary, Hollis W. ; Morris, James L. ; Holliday, Edward M.

Report Date : 15 AUG 1968

Pagination or Media Count : 77

Abstract : This is a report of both analog and digital signal processing work performed in support of the AFAADS pulse-Doppler task. The basic elements required for the study of pulse Doppler, including a target-clutter simulator and a range-gated processing channel, have been developed. Curves are shown of the amplitude response, frequency response, and probability of false alarm versus threshold levels for the processing channel. This information is available for comparison with the digital approaches to pulse Doppler presently being studied. One digital technique is described which uses fast Fourier transforms to perform the velocity filtering or cross correlation required. The conclusion is drawn that the rapid advances in the digital field will result in the replacement of analog by digital techniques in many signal processing applications. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*RADAR PULSES, DATA PROCESSING), DOPPLER RADAR, RADAR CLUTTER, SIMULATORS, RANGE GATING, DIGITAL SYSTEMS, ANALOG SYSTEMS, CORRELATION TECHNIQUES, INTEGRAL TRANSFORMS, VELOCITY.

Subject Categories : Active & Passive Radar Detection & Equipment

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE