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Generating nonlinear FM chirp radar signals by multiple integrations

United States Patent

February 1, 2011
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A phase component of a nonlinear frequency modulated (NLFM) chirp radar pulse can be produced by performing digital integration operations over a time interval defined by the pulse width. Each digital integration operation includes applying to a respectively corresponding input parameter value a respectively corresponding number of instances of digital integration.
Doerry; Armin W. (Albuquerque, NM)
Sandia Corporation (Albuquerque, NM)
11/ 856,309
September 17, 2007
This invention was developed under Contract DE-AC04-94AL85000 between Sandia Corporation and the U.S. Department of Energy. The U.S. Government has certain rights in this invention.