Optimization of single transmit pulse shape to maximize detection and identification of ground mobile targets

David A. Garren, Michael K. Osborn, Anne C. Odom, J. Scott Goldstein, S. Unnikrishna Pillai, Joseph R. Guerci

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This paper investigates the optimization of a single transmit pulse shape and the receiver response to maximize either target detection or identity discrimination between two structurally similar ground mobile targets: the T-72 and M1 main battle tanks. This theory incorporates effects due to the uncertainty in the prior knowledge of the target aspect relative to the sensor. The improvement in the signal-to-interference-plus-noise (SINR) resulting from the optimized transmit pulse shape over that of a standard chirped waveform typically lies between 4 dB and 9 dB. Similar improvements in target identification performance are also obtained.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1535-1539
Number of pages5
JournalConference Record of the Asilomar Conference on Signals, Systems and Computers
StatePublished - Jan 1 2000


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Signal Processing
  • Computer Networks and Communications

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