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Mitigating Radio Emitter Clock Offset in Detection and Geolocation

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When matched filtering is used for detection and geolocation (position estimation) of radio emitters, large emitter clock offset can cause a mismatch between the actual and synthesized (replica) waveforms in both carrier frequency and expansion/compression of the complex, baseband envelope. In this correspondence, the impact of this mismatch on performance is quantified, and an approach for addressing mismatch is presented. Specifically, the receivers employ multiple replicas that are time expanded/compressed as well as frequency shifted.

Douglas A. Cairns

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“The field of interest shall be the organization, systems engineering, design, development, integration, and operation of complex systems for space, air, ocean, or ground environments. These systems include but are not limited to navigation, avionics, mobile electric power and electronics, radar, sonar, telemetry, military, law-enforcement, automatic test, simulators, and command and control."


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