Roman N. Ipanov
Polyphase Radar Signals with ZACZ Based on p-Pairs D-Code Sequences and Their Compression Algorithm
In modern synthetic-aperture radars, signals with the linear frequency modulation (LFM) have found the practical application as probing signals. Utilization of LFM-signals was formed historically since they were the first wideband signals, which found application in radar technology, and their properties have studied a long time ago and in detail. However, the LFM-signals have the “splay” ambiguity function, which results the ambiguity in range. The question of the probing signal choice is also relevant in connection with the problem of weak echoes detection, which are closed by the side lobes of ACF of the strong echoes. In this paper, the polyphase (p-phase, where p is the prime integer number) radar signal, which has an area of zero side lobes in a vicinity of the central peak of autocorrelation function, has been synthesized. It is shown that this signal represents a train from p coherent phase-code-shift keyed pulses, which are coded by complementary sequences of the p-ary D-code. The method of ensemble set formation of the p-ary D-code for signal synthesis is suggested. Correlation characteristics of the synthesized signal are discussed. The compression algorithm of this signal is considered including in its structure the combined algorithm of Vilenkin-Chrestenson and Fourier fast transform.
Infocommunications Journal, Volume XI, Number 3, pp. 21-27., 2019