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Sequences with desired autocorrelation (AC) and cross-correlation (CC) properties are often needed in many communication and radar system applications. In a multipath fading channel with a known delay spread bound, one needs a family of sequences that meets these desired correlation requirements only for those correlation lags that lie within a window called zero-correlation zone. This paper presents two classes of new systematic approaches-a transform domain method and a direct (time domain) synthesis method-for generating zero-correlation zone (ZCZ) sequences. The former approach generates sequence families that achieve the upper bounds on the family size and the zero-correlation zone width for a given sequence period. The latter unifies many existing construction methods and both provide more flexibilities in producing new families of sequences. We also suggest a modulation operation that is capable of transforming nonconstant modulus sequences into polyphase sequences.
Date of Conference: June 28 2009-July 3 2009