Accession Number : ADA315096

Title :   Step Frequency Waveform Design and Analysis Using the Ambiguity Function.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s) : Soares, Paulo A.

PDF Url : ADA315096

Report Date : JUN 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 104

Abstract : This thesis investigates the use of the step frequency waveform, its design and analysis using the ambiguity function. The step frequency waveform consists of a series of N pulses each with a pulse width of z, and whose frequency is increased from pulse to pulse in steps of delta f. A design procedure for detection of small targets with a surface (land or sea) based step frequency radar employing a high pulse repetition frequency (PRF) waveform is developed. The proposed method determines the waveform parameters fo given radar specifications. A simple graphical implementation as well as a computer implementation are presented. The theoretical dimensions of the step frequency waveform are defined and verified for some waveforms with parameters similar to the waveform of interest. Finally, the ambiguity function is used to analyze the step frequency waveform.

Descriptors :   *REPETITION RATE, *SPECIFICATIONS, *WAVEFORMS, *RADAR EQUIPMENT, *AMBIGUITY, *RADAR PULSES, HIGH FREQUENCY, PARAMETERS, THESES, RADAR IMAGES, PULSE RATE, TARGET DETECTION.

Subject Categories : Active & Passive Radar Detection & Equipment

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE