On Integrated Radar and Communication Systems Using Oppermann Sequences

Document type: Conference Papers
Peer reviewed: Yes
Author(s): Momin Jamil, Hans-Jürgen Zepernick, Mats Pettersson
Title: On Integrated Radar and Communication Systems Using Oppermann Sequences
Conference name: IEEE Military Communications Conference
Year: 2008
ISBN: 978-1-4244-2676-8
Publisher: IEEE
City: San Diego/U.S.A.
ISI number: 000266709300246
Organization: Blekinge Institute of Technology
Department: School of Engineering - Dept. of Signal Processing (Sektionen för teknik – avd. för signalbehandling)
School of Engineering S- 372 25 Ronneby
+46 455 38 50 00
Authors e-mail: mjamil@harmanbecker.com, hans-jurgen.zepernick@bth.se, mats.pettersson@bth.se
Language: English
Abstract: In this paper, we consider the design of integrated radar and communication systems that utilize weighted pulse trains with the elements of Oppermann sequences serving as complex-valued weights. An analytical expression of the ambiguity function for weighted pulse trains with Oppermann sequences is derived. Given a family of Oppermann sequences, it is shown that the related ambiguity function depends only on one sequence parameter. This property simplifies the design of the associated weighted pulse trains as it constrains the degrees of freedom. In contrast to the single polyphase pulse compression sequences that are typically deployed in radar applications, the families considered in this paper form sets of sequences. As such, they readily facilitate also multiple-access in communication systems. Numerical examples are provided that show the wide range of options offered by Oppermann sequences in the design of integrated radar and communication systems.
Subject: Telecommunications\General
Signal Processing\General
Signal Processing\Radar and Sonar
Keywords: Oppermann Sequences, Radar, Communication