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Phase-Coded Interrupted CW Signals and Processors

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3 Author(s)
Qing-Chen Xu ; Chinese Academy of Sciences ; Zi-Jie Yang ; Xiong Hu

High resolution radars require signals with large time-bandwidth product such as CW signal and coherent pulse train (CPT). We discuss a phase-coded interrupted CW (ICW) signal which is the combination of CW signal and CPT. Phase codes used here are with perfect periodic autocorrelation. The periodic ambiguity function of ICW signals is studied including single-carrier signal and multi-carrier signal. It is interesting that the gate function has different effects on two signals and contributes to a multi-carrier ICW signal which yields nearly perfect autocorrelation. Meanwhile we also suggest an efficient receiver approach to ICW signals, which can reduce the computational burden of the processor and utilize the good properties of P3 and P4 codes.

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IEEE Transactions on Aerospace and Electronic Systems  (Volume:45 ,  Issue: 1 )