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Fast Adaptive Pulse Compression Based on Matched Filter Outputs

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An algorithm for adaptive radar pulse compression (APC) is developed based on the concept of minimum mean-square error (MMSE), while utilizes matched filter (MF) output as its input, and is termed as Matched-Filter-Reiterative-MMSE (MF-RMMSE). MF-RMMSE allows the use of a smaller processing window than the traditional RMMSE but achieves the identical performance of sidelobe suppression, thus the computational load is reduced. MF-RMMSE also facilitates the implementation of APC to current radar sensors, since the existing MF implementations can be untouched. The derivation of MF-RMMSE is provided in detail, and its performance is validated through both simulations and actual airborne radar measurements for “mixedtarget” observations, which includes both hard-target and distributed weather target.

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Yan Zhang

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