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Radar Tracking Waveform Design in Continuous Space and Optimization Selection Using Differential Evolution

Abstract Waveform design that allows for a wide variety of frequency-modulation (FM) has proven benefits. However, dictionary based optimization is limited and gradient search methods are often intractable. A new method is proposed using differential evolution to design waveforms with instantaneous frequencies (IFs) with cubic FM functions whose coefficients are constrained to the surface of the three dimensional unit sphere. Cubic IF functions subsume well-known IF functions such as linear, quadratic monomial, and cubic monomial IF functions. In addition, all nonlinear IF functions sufficiently approximated by a third order Taylor series over the unit time sequence can be represented in this space. Analog methods for generating polynomial IF wavefo... (more)
Created Date 2014
Contributor Paul, Bryan (Author) / Papandreou-Suppappola, Antonia (Advisor) / Bliss, Daniel W (Advisor) / Tepedelenlioglu, Cihan (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Remote sensing / Electrical engineering / Design / Differential / Evolution / Radar / Tracking / Waveform
Type Masters Thesis
Extent 96 pages
Language English
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Note M.S. Electrical Engineering 2014
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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