Parameter Estimation for Multiple Chirp Signals Based on Single Channel Nyquist Folding Receiver

Zhaoyang QIU  Qi ZHANG  Minhong SUN  Jun ZHU  

Publication
IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Fundamentals of Electronics, Communications and Computer Sciences   Vol.E103-A   No.3   pp.623-628
Publication Date: 2020/03/01
Online ISSN: 1745-1337
DOI: 10.1587/transfun.2019EAL2097
Type of Manuscript: LETTER
Category: Digital Signal Processing
Keyword: 
Nyquist folding receiver,  parameter estimation,  non-cooperative receiving,  multiple chirp signals,  

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Summary: 
The modern radar signals are in a wide frequency space. The receiving bandwidth of the radar reconnaissance receiver should be wide enough to intercept the modern radar signals. The Nyquist folding receiver (NYFR) is a novel wideband receiving architecture and it has a high intercept probability. Chirp signals are widely used in modern radar system. Because of the wideband receiving ability, the NYFR will receive the concurrent multiple chirp signals. In this letter, we propose a novel parameter estimation algorithm for the multiple chirp signals intercepted by single channel NYFR. Compared with the composite NYFR, the proposed method can save receiving resources. In addition, the proposed approach can estimate the parameters of the chirp signals even the NYFR outputs are under frequency aliasing circumstance. Simulation results show the efficacy of the proposed method.