Sensors 2012, 12(9), 12673-12693; doi:10.3390/s120912673
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Design, Performance and Optimization for Multimodal Radar Operation

1 Department of Electrical Engineering, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA 16802, USA 2 Air Force Research Laboratory, Wright Patterson AFB, Dayton, OH 45433, USA
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Received: 19 July 2012; in revised form: 29 August 2012 / Accepted: 6 September 2012 / Published: 17 September 2012
(This article belongs to the Section Physical Sensors)
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Abstract: This paper describes the underlying methodology behind an adaptive multimodal radar sensor that is capable of progressively optimizing its range resolution depending upon the target scattering features. It consists of a test-bed that enables the generation of linear frequency modulated waveforms of various bandwidths. This paper discusses a theoretical approach to optimizing the bandwidth used by the multimodal radar. It also discusses the various experimental results obtained from measurement. The resolution predicted from theory agrees quite well with that obtained from experiments for different target arrangements.
Keywords: multimodal radar; adaptive radar; LFM; HRR profile; bandwidth optimization

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Bhat, S.S.; Narayanan, R.M.; Rangaswamy, M. Design, Performance and Optimization for Multimodal Radar Operation. Sensors 2012, 12, 12673-12693.

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Bhat SS, Narayanan RM, Rangaswamy M. Design, Performance and Optimization for Multimodal Radar Operation. Sensors. 2012; 12(9):12673-12693.

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Bhat, Surendra S.; Narayanan, Ram M.; Rangaswamy, Muralidhar. 2012. "Design, Performance and Optimization for Multimodal Radar Operation." Sensors 12, no. 9: 12673-12693.

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