34th Conference on Radar Meteorology


An alternative approach to staggered PRT clutter filtering

Gregory Meymaris, NCAR, Boulder, CO; and J. Hubbert and M. Dixon

Transmitting staggered PRT (pulse repitition time) is a well-established technique for extending the measured unambiguous velocity of weather radar signals. One drawback of the SPRT technique is the difficulty in clutter filtering the resulting unequally spaced time series samples. A computationally expensive and complicated technique has be proposed by Sachidananda and Zrnic, “Ground Clutter Filtering Dual-Polarized, Staggered PRT Sequences”, JTECH 2006 which uses signal processing for reconstruction of the missing samples in the SPRT sequences. A new technique is developed theoretically and is compared to the “SACHI” technique. Results from simulations and from experimentally obtained data are presented The technique can provide similar performance characteristics but the implementation of the new filtering technique is greatly simplified.

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Poster Session 5, Advanced Radar Technologies and Signal Processing I
Tuesday, 6 October 2009, 1:30 PM-3:30 PM, President's Ballroom

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