Use of the ambiguity function technique for target detection in phase coded continuous wave radars

Çankaya, Erkan
The goal of this thesis study is to investigate the Ambiguity Function Technique for target detection in phase-coded continuous wave radar. Also, phase shift keying techniques are examined in detail. Continuous Wave (CW) Radars, which are also known as Low Probability of Intercept (LPI) radars, emit continuous signals in time which are modulated by either frequency modulation or phase modulation techniques. Modulation of the transmitted radar signal is needed to estimate both the range and the radial velocity of the detected targets. In this thesis, Phase Shift Keying (PSK) techniques such as the Barker codes, Frank codes, P1, P2, P3, P4 codes will be employed for radar signal modulation. The use of Ambiguity Function, which is a non-linear Time- Frequency Representation (TFR), for target detection will be investigated in phasecoded CW radars for different target scenarios.


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Citation Formats
E. Çankaya, “Use of the ambiguity function technique for target detection in phase coded continuous wave radars,” M.S. - Master of Science, Middle East Technical University, 2005.