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Combinatoric collaboration on Costas arrays and radar applications

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5 Author(s)
Beard, J.K. ; Lockheed Martin Marine Syst. & Sensors, Moorestown, NJ, USA ; Erickson, K. ; Monteleone, M. ; Wright, M.
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Costas arrays are permutation matrices that also provide a frequency indexing sequence that permits at most one coincident tone in cross-correlations of FSK waveforms. As such, they have obvious application as frequency indexing sequences in radar and communications when long codes with bounded autocorrelation are required or when Doppler is a significant portion of the transmitted bandwidth. All Costas arrays for orders less than 25 are known, with those for N=24 disclosed in the paper. Higher orders are found through number-theoretic generators and partial searches.

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Radar Conference, 2004. Proceedings of the IEEE

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26-29 April 2004