Orthogonal pulsing schemes for improved target detection in space based radar

S. Unnikrishna Pillai, Braham Himed, Ke Yong Li

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution


Two phenomena that degrade the performance of ground moving target detection (GMTI) capabilities of Space Based Radars (SBR) are (i) range foldover effects associated with multiple data points originating from different range bins due to the radar pulse stream and (ii) earth's rotational effect on clutter Doppler frequency. The degradation in performance due to these phenomena is quantified in this paper and methods to minimize their effect are discussed. In this context, transmit pulsing schemes involving waveform diversity are proposed for improved target detection capabilities.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings - 2005 IEEE Aerospace Conference
StatePublished - 2005
Event2005 IEEE Aerospace Conference - Big Sky, MT, United States
Duration: Mar 5 2005Mar 12 2005

Publication series

NameIEEE Aerospace Conference Proceedings
ISSN (Print)1095-323X


Other2005 IEEE Aerospace Conference
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityBig Sky, MT

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Space and Planetary Science


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