Viable/inviable polynomial-phase modulations for "stretch processing"

Lina Yeh, Kainam Thomas Wong, Hasan Saeed Mir

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For pulse compression, stretch processing offers a low sampling rate, computationally simple alternative to the conventional matched-filter-based approach for radar/sonar receivers to pulse-compress the linear frequency modulated (a.k.a. chirp, linear chirp, or sweep signal) radar returns. A question remains in the open literature whether this stretch processing method could be applied to other constant-modulus polynomial-phase modulations. A concise mathematical proof is presented to show the answer as no; the linear frequency modulation (LFM) is the only constant-modulus polynomial-phase-based pulse compression suitable for stretch processing.
Original languageEnglish
Article number6129680
Pages (from-to)923-926
Number of pages4
JournalIEEE Transactions on Aerospace and Electronic Systems
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2012

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Aerospace Engineering


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