A deconvolution method for pulsed coherent radars
Article first published online: 7 DEC 2012
Copyright 1982 by the American Geophysical Union.
Volume 17, Issue 2, pages 371–384, March-April 1982
How to Cite
1982), A deconvolution method for pulsed coherent radars, Radio Sci., 17(2), 371–384, doi:10.1029/RS017i002p00371.(
- Issue published online: 7 DEC 2012
- Article first published online: 7 DEC 2012
- Manuscript Accepted: 4 AUG 1981
- Manuscript Received: 10 OCT 1980
The effects of a necessarily limited transmission and reception bandwidth upon a pulsed coherent radar experiment can be partially overcome by the use of the deconvolution method described. Unlike ‘conventional’ techniques, an accurate knowledge of the radar system pulse response is not required to estimate the propagation delays of reflected pulses (echoes). However, a knowledge of the complex pulse response facilitates the simulation (Monte Carlo) of a ‘generalized’ echo structure model from which a deconvolution analysis can yield 95% confidence limit estimates for the calculated echo delays. Simulation results are presented showing dependence between the errors in delay estimates, the form of pulse response, and deconvolution control parameters.