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International Journal of Aerospace Engineering
Volume 2015 (2015), Article ID 732172, 9 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2015/732172
Research Article

An EBSPK-/MPPSK-Modem Based Transceiver for Radar-Communications

School of Information Science and Engineering, Southeast University, Nanjing 210096, China

Received 1 January 2015; Revised 16 April 2015; Accepted 16 April 2015

Academic Editor: Linda L. Vahala

Copyright © 2015 Yu Yao and Lenan Wu. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

A joint communication and ranging system would constitute a unique platform for future weapon platform or intelligent transportation system to affect the essential tasks of Identification Friend or Foe (IFF) system and location sharing services, in terms of both spectrum efficiency and cost effectiveness. In this paper, the design of efficient modulation system which is suitable for simultaneously performing both data transmission and range measurement is proposed. The approach is based on extended binary phase shift keying (EBPSK) or -ary Position Phase Shift Keying (MPPSK) modulated waveforms utilized in digital communication. In particular, requirements that allow for employing such signals for range measurements are investigated. Also, Constant False Alarm Rate (CFAR) target detection performances of the new proposed system are discussed when target velocity and time delay take different values. Moreover, Doppler tolerance range of impacting filter for demodulating EBPSK/MPPSK pulse signal at 10 GHz is considered. In addition to theoretical considerations, the paper presents simulations and measurement results of the new systems, demonstrating the high spectral utilization of integrated communication and ranging applications.