Digital Radar Implementation with Amplitude Predistortion

Brian Sun, Mark Yeary, Faruk Uysal, Nathan Goodman, Caleb Fulton, Rafael Rincon

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The modern advancements in digital electronics allow waveforms to be easily synthesized and captured using only digital electronics. The synthesis of radar waveforms using only digital electronics, such as Digital-to-Analog Converters (DACs) and Analog-to-Digital Converters (ADCs) allows for a majority of the analog chain to be removed from the system. In order to create a constant amplitude waveform, the amplitude distortions must be compensated for. The method chosen to compensate for the amplitude distortions is to pre-distort the waveform so, when it is influenced by the system, the output waveform has a near constant amplitude modulus. The effects of the predistortion were observed to be successful in both range and range-Doppler radar implementations.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2017 IEEE Radar Conference
Place of PublicationPiscataway, NJ
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-4673-8823-8
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2017
Event2017 IEEE Radar Conference, RadarConf'17: Building on a Century of Innovation - Seattle, WA, United States
Duration: 8 May 201712 May 2017


Conference2017 IEEE Radar Conference, RadarConf'17
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySeattle, WA
Internet address


  • Predistortion
  • Radar
  • Field programmable gate arrays
  • Estimation
  • Phase distortion
  • Phased arrays


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