Optimization of Matched and Mismatched Filters in Short Range Pulse Radars using Genetic Algorithm

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Hesam Ghaferi 1,* Mohammad Mehdi Pishrow 1

1. Sama technical and vocational training college, Islamic Azad University, Shiraz Branch, Shiraz, Iran

* Corresponding author.

DOI: https://doi.org/10.5815/ijigsp.2016.05.03

Received: 5 Jan. 2016 / Revised: 18 Feb. 2016 / Accepted: 7 Apr. 2016 / Published: 8 May 2016

Index Terms

Matched Filter, Mismatched Filter, Pulse Radar, Minimum Peak Sidelobe, Genetic Algorithm


Matched and mismatched filters are considered important parts of a radar signal processing unit. In this paper, we present an approach to optimize the matched filters and mismatched filters in short range pulse radars. For radar, the matched filter coefficients are the complex conjugates of transmitted code. We used binary phase codes as transmitted pulse. The disadvantage of binary phase codes is having high sidelobe levels in the output of correlation function. Thus, we decided to use optimization algorithms for finding binary phase codes with minimum peak sidelobe levels (MPS). After that, we succeeded in producing mismatched filter coefficients (Mis-co) for each code using floating point genetic algorithm (FGA) and we could generate and test the filter coefficients with maximum peak to sidelobe level ratio (PSR). For testing the filter, we plotted ambiguity function for each set of coefficients and tested the filter with Doppler shift.

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Hesam Ghaferi, Mohammad Mehdi Pishrow,"Optimization of Matched and Mismatched Filters in Short Range Pulse Radars using Genetic Algorithm", International Journal of Image, Graphics and Signal Processing(IJIGSP), Vol.8, No.5, pp.43-51, 2016. DOI: 10.5815/ijigsp.2016.05.03


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