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Fractional Fourier transform-based chirp radars for countering self-protection frequency-shifting jammers

  • Samer Baher Safa Hanbali (a1) and Radwan Kastantin (a1)


Self-protection deceptive jammers create at the radar receiver output multiple-false targets that are impossible to isolate in both time and frequency domains. In this paper, we introduce a novel technique based on fractional Fourier transform (FrFT) to discriminate between the true target echo and those false targets in the case of frequency-shifting jammers. In fact, we exploit the capability of the FrFT to resolve, in a matched manner, spectra that are overlapping in time and frequency. This is a property that cannot be achieved using a standard matched filter. The theoretical analysis of this technique is presented and its effectiveness is verified by simulation.


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