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Title: Ultra-wideband short-pulse radar with range accuracy for short range detection

Abstract

An ultra-wideband (UWB) radar transmitter apparatus comprises a pulse generator configured to produce from a sinusoidal input signal a pulsed output signal having a series of baseband pulses with a first pulse repetition frequency (PRF). The pulse generator includes a plurality of components that each have a nonlinear electrical reactance. A signal converter is coupled to the pulse generator and configured to convert the pulsed output signal into a pulsed radar transmit signal having a series of radar transmit pulses with a second PRF that is less than the first PRF.

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Research Org.:
Sandia National Lab. (SNL-NM), Albuquerque, NM (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1159984
Patent Number(s):
8854254
Application Number:
13/241,550
Assignee:
Sandia Corporation (Albuquerque, NM)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
G - PHYSICS G01 - MEASURING G01S - RADIO DIRECTION-FINDING
DOE Contract Number:  
AC04-94AL85000
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2011 Sep 23
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
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Citation Formats

Rodenbeck, Christopher T, Pankonin, Jeffrey, Heintzleman, Richard E, Kinzie, Nicola Jean, and Popovic, Zorana P. Ultra-wideband short-pulse radar with range accuracy for short range detection. United States: N. p., 2014. Web.
Rodenbeck, Christopher T, Pankonin, Jeffrey, Heintzleman, Richard E, Kinzie, Nicola Jean, & Popovic, Zorana P. Ultra-wideband short-pulse radar with range accuracy for short range detection. United States.
Rodenbeck, Christopher T, Pankonin, Jeffrey, Heintzleman, Richard E, Kinzie, Nicola Jean, and Popovic, Zorana P. Tue . "Ultra-wideband short-pulse radar with range accuracy for short range detection". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1159984.
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