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Multi-Band Radar Receiver Design Approach for Minimum Bandpass Sampling

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3 Author(s)
Munoz-Ferreras, J. ; Dept. of Signal Theor. & Commun., Univ. of Alcala, Alcalá de Henares, Spain ; Gomez-Garcia, R. ; Perez-Martinez, F.

Multi-frequency radars, which are employed in a plurality of emerging applications, exploit the echoes for different bands that come from illuminated targets. A compact multi-function architecture that makes use of direct sampling could be a preferable choice for these new-generation radar systems, with RF front-end design a first step in their development. Here, within the framework of multi-frequency radars, an analytical tool for simultaneously acquiring the signal bands by using the minimum sub-Nyquist sampling frequency is addressed. Although the dual-band radar scenario is exhaustively analyzed, keys to understand the acquisition of more-than-two-band systems are also provided. Moreover, as the core of the associated RF architecture to carry out arbitrary multi-band signal pre-selections, a new class of microwave planar multi-passband filters based on stepped-impedance-line signal-interference concepts is reported. Also, for validation, the construction and testing of a microstrip spectrally-asymmetrical dual-passband filter prototype for a specific example of minimum-sampling dual-frequency radar RF front-end are shown.

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Aerospace and Electronic Systems, IEEE Transactions on  (Volume:49 ,  Issue: 2 )