Inter-Range-Cell Interference Free Compression Algorithm: Performance in Operational Conditions

Le Kernec, J. (2017) Inter-Range-Cell Interference Free Compression Algorithm: Performance in Operational Conditions. In: 2016 CIE International Conference on Radar (Radar 2016), Guangzhou, China, 10-13 Oct 2016, (doi:10.1109/RADAR.2016.8059232)

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Abstract

The analysis of the performance of a novel algorithm found in the literature, the inter-range cell interference (IRCI) free compression algorithm, is presented in this paper. The algorithm presents a Dirac response in distance compression with a pedestal error at -350 dB. These performances would be very valuable for the radar field. The robustness of the performances for the IRCI free compression algorithm and matched filtering (MF) compression algorithm are explored first in simulations with point targets. Their sensitivity to bit resolution is also assessed. Both algorithms are then tested with measured signals from a wireless test performed using an ultra-wide band software defined radar platform with 800 MHz instantaneous bandwidth in X-band on a trihedral corner reflector. For an orthogonal frequency division multiplexing signal with N carriers, the results show that IRCI free compression algorithm offers an extra 2 dB in contrast for this measurement with an added processing cost of at least 4N real multiplications when compared to MF compression algorithm.

Item Type:Conference Proceedings
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Le Kernec, Dr Julien
Authors: Le Kernec, J.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Engineering > Systems Power and Energy

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