Cancellation of Matched Filter Sidelobes for LFM Radar using Regularized Orthogonal Matching Pursuit
Sudha Hanumanthu1, P.Rajesh Kumar2

1Sudha Hanumanthu*, Department of ECE , Andhra University College of Engineering, Visakhapatnam, India.
2P. Rajesh Kumar, Department of ECE , Andhra University College of Engineering, Visakhapatnam, India.

Manuscript received on March 28, 2020. | Revised Manuscript received on April 25, 2020. | Manuscript published on April 30, 2020. | PP: 1679-1682 | Volume-9 Issue-4, April 2020. | Retrieval Number: D8762049420/2020©BEIESP | DOI: 10.35940/ijeat.D8762.049420
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Abstract: Major disadvantage of matched filter is with sidelobes as they might cause false alarms or may mask weak targets of radar echo. In applications like Urban sensing, Through the wall radar, Non destructive testing etc small objects of interest play crucial role which might be masked by sidelobes of matched filter or sometimes sidelobes may be mistreated as objects of interest that lead to false alarms. Many solutions have been proposed in the literature to suppress these sidelobe levels to some extent but not completely cancelled. In this paper, a new approach is utilized to completely cancel the sidelobes of matched filter using a greedy algorithm known as Regularized Orthogonal Matching Pursuit (ROMP). This algorithm is applied to the matched filter output that resulted in complete removal of sidelobes. Also SNR is improved. Even at very low SNRs targets are detected with high probability and hence the proposed approach is more robust to noise.
Keywords: Matched Filter, Sidelobes, ROMP, SNR

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