Accession Number : ADD008104

Title :   High-Speed Digital Pulse Compressor.

Descriptive Note : Patent,


Personal Author(s) : Cantrell,Ben H ; Lewis,Bernard L

Report Date : 02 Dec 1980

Pagination or Media Count : 11

Abstract : The patent relates to a pulse expansion and compression system, especially useful for radar ranging, comprising a pulse coder for expanding an input pulse and a pulse compressor of the matched-filter type. The coder consists of a plurality of delay stages into which the input pulse is fed, a discrete Fourier transform (DFT) circuit to which the output signals of the delay stages are fed, a time-dispersion-means (TDM) comprising an arrangement of delay stages for differently delaying the output signals from the DFT, and a coherent summer for adding the real and imaginary parts of the signals from the TDM. The summer output is fed to a phase modulator and then to the transmitter. The echo signals are conjugated, time-inverted, and passed through the same DFT as the input pulse signal. The outputs of the DFT are then passed through a TDM of the same type as the first TDM, but this time in time-inverted order. The outputs of the second TDM are fed through a coherent summer and an envelope detector to provide a cross-correlated facsimile of the original input pulse.

Descriptors :   *Patents, *Pulse compression, *Radar pulses, *Range finding, Matched filters, Complex numbers, Discrete fourier transform, Digital systems, High rate

Subject Categories : Active & Passive Radar Detection & Equipment

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE