Pulsed FMCW waveform design for LPI radars based on stretch processing

Hizal A., DEMİR Ş.

2012 9th European Radar Conference, EuRAD 2012 - Held as Part of 15th European Microwave Week, EuMW 2012, Amsterdam, Netherlands, 31 October - 02 November 2012, pp.306-309 identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • City: Amsterdam
  • Country: Netherlands
  • Page Numbers: pp.306-309
  • Keywords: de-ramping process, FMCW
  • Middle East Technical University Affiliated: Yes


An FMCW radar waveform design based on stretch procesing is described. Transmit (TX) and Receive (RX) functions are separated in time. A single antenna with no isolation problems can be used. A rigorous analysis of coherent processing is presented. Advantages and disadvantages are discussed. Compared to Pulsed Doppler Radar (PDR) this waveform has significant LPI properties. A generic design example is also given. © 2012 EUROPEAN MICROWAVE ASSOC.