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Mathematical Problems in Engineering
Volume 2017, Article ID 5357187, 9 pages
Research Article

HRR Profiling on Integrated Radar-Communication Systems Using OFDM-PCSF Signals

1Communication Engineering Research Center, Shenzhen Graduate School, Harbin Institute of Technology, Shenzhen, China
2School of Information Science and Technology, East China Normal University, Shanghai, China

Correspondence should be addressed to Xuanxuan Tian; moc.361@8002nauxnauxnait

Received 26 April 2017; Revised 23 August 2017; Accepted 6 September 2017; Published 22 October 2017

Academic Editor: Federica Caselli

Copyright © 2017 Xuanxuan Tian et al. 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.


In order to improve both the transmission data rate and the range resolution simultaneously in integrated radar-communication (RadCom) systems, orthogonal frequency-division multiplexing with phase-coded and stepped-frequency (OFDM-PCSF) waveform is proposed. A corresponding high resolution range (HRR) profile generation method is also presented. We first perform OFDM-PCSF waveform design by combining the intrapulse phase coding with the interpulse stepped-frequency modulation. We then give the ambiguity function (AF) based on the presented waveforms. Then, the synthetic range profile (SRP) processing to achieve HRR performance is analyzed. Theoretical analysis and simulation results show that the proposed methods can achieve HRR profiles of the targets and high data rate transmissions, while a relative low computational complexity can be achieved.