Antenna Scan Period Estimation of Radars with Cepstrum and Scoring

Kalfaoglu M. E., Can O., Yildirim B., ALATAN A. A.

27th Signal Processing and Communications Applications Conference (SIU), Sivas, Turkey, 24 - 26 April 2019 identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
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  • Doi Number: 10.1109/siu.2019.8806564
  • City: Sivas
  • Country: Turkey
  • Keywords: antenna scan period, electronic warfare, cepstrum, period estimation, PRI transform, periodogram, FREQUENCY
  • Middle East Technical University Affiliated: Yes


The performance of the cepstrum method on the radar antenna scan period estimation is evaluated. In addition, instead of relying on the cepstrum estimation directly, a two-block algorithm is proposed by adding a scoring block to make the estimation more reliable. Cepstrum is compared with zero-padded Fast Fourier Transform (FFT), zero-padded periodogram and Pulse Repetition Interval (PRI) transform. Cepstrum has been observed to be superior in six of the seven groups in the radar data set with respect to performance and time complexity.