Average ambiguity function for a randomly staggered pulse sequence
Abstract
The authors derive an average ambiguity function for a randomly staggered pulse sequence with the aid of some basic functions of the pulse occurrence time. It is found that the frequency structure of the average ambiguity function of such a pulse sequence is largely determined by that of the characteristic function of the interpulse spacing. Thus, removal of the velocity ambiguities without a significant lowering of the average repetition rate requires the random delays to have a small product of (probability density function support) x (characteristic function bandwidth). The ambiguity peaks are smeared into a broad region of the taunu plane, with the amount of smearing being dependent on the extent of staggering and the number of possible random delays.
 Publication:

IEEE Transactions on Aerospace Electronic Systems
 Pub Date:
 May 1976
 DOI:
 10.1109/TAES.1976.308245
 Bibcode:
 1976ITAES..12..410K
 Keywords:

 Ambiguity;
 Pulse Radar;
 Radar Detection;
 Random Processes;
 Staggering;
 Bandwidth;
 Performance Prediction;
 Probability Density Functions;
 Pulse Rate;
 Radar Transmission;
 Transmission Efficiency;
 Communications and Radar