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Passive coherent location (PCL) radar systems use signals of opportunity as the off-board source of electromagnetic illumination. The analysis of the structure, spectral, and spatial properties of emerging commercial waveforms becomes a critical component of future PCL radar systems design. This paper presents an ambiguity function analysis of the emerging IEEE 802.16 OFDM signal known as “WiMAX” for passive radar applications. The simulated WiMAX wave structure shows desirable range and Doppler resolution properties for passive radar applications.