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Title: Waveform Synthesizer For Imaging And Ranging Applications

Abstract

Frequency dependent corrections are provided for quadrature imbalance. An operational procedure filters imbalance effects without prior calibration or equalization. Waveform generation can be adjusted/corrected in a synthetic aperture radar system (SAR), where a rolling phase shift is applied to the SAR's QDWS signal where it is demodulated in a receiver; unwanted energies, such as imbalance energy, are separated from a desired signal in Doppler; the separated energy is filtered from the receiver leaving the desired signal; and the separated energy in the receiver is measured to determine the degree of imbalance that is represented by it. Calibration methods can also be implemented into synthesis. The degree of quadrature imbalance can be used to determine calibration values that can then be provided as compensation for frequency dependent errors in components, such as the QDWS and SSB mixer, affecting quadrature signal quality.

Inventors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Sandia Corporation
OSTI Identifier:
880030
Patent Number(s):
US 6825800
Application Number:
10/436728
Assignee:
Sandia Corporation (Albuquerque, NM) OSTI
DOE Contract Number:  
AC04-94AL85000
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English

Citation Formats

DUDLEY, PETER A., and et al]. Waveform Synthesizer For Imaging And Ranging Applications. United States: N. p., 2004. Web.
DUDLEY, PETER A., & et al]. Waveform Synthesizer For Imaging And Ranging Applications. United States.
DUDLEY, PETER A., and et al]. Tue . "Waveform Synthesizer For Imaging And Ranging Applications". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/880030.
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abstractNote = {Frequency dependent corrections are provided for quadrature imbalance. An operational procedure filters imbalance effects without prior calibration or equalization. Waveform generation can be adjusted/corrected in a synthetic aperture radar system (SAR), where a rolling phase shift is applied to the SAR's QDWS signal where it is demodulated in a receiver; unwanted energies, such as imbalance energy, are separated from a desired signal in Doppler; the separated energy is filtered from the receiver leaving the desired signal; and the separated energy in the receiver is measured to determine the degree of imbalance that is represented by it. Calibration methods can also be implemented into synthesis. The degree of quadrature imbalance can be used to determine calibration values that can then be provided as compensation for frequency dependent errors in components, such as the QDWS and SSB mixer, affecting quadrature signal quality.},
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place = {United States},
year = {2004},
month = {11}
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