Patent Number: 6,297,772

Title: Predicting coherent sidelobe canceller

Abstract: A system for instrumenting time sampled predicting interference suppression, particularly in a side-lobe canceller system. Main and auxiliary channel signals are supplied to a canceller loop where correlating weights are sampled just prior to a radar pulse transmission on command of a radar pretrigger pulse. A sampling circuit stores both current and past weights and combines the current weight with the integral of the difference between the current and past weight to form predicting weights over each pulse repetition period. The predicting weights are used to form a translating signal for operating on the auxiliary channel interference signal so that it will cancel the interference in the main channel. By sampling just prior to radar pulse transmission and forming the predicting weights, cross modulation of clutter and antenna scan error can be reduced in order that a side-lobe canceller may be used compatibly with Moving Target Indicators.

Inventors: Lewis; Bernard L. (Oxon Hill, MD)

Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Navy

International Classification: G01S 7/28 (20060101); G01S 7/36 (20060101); G01S 7/285 (20060101); G01S 13/00 (20060101); G01S 13/524 (20060101); G01S 003/16 (); G01S 003/28 ()

Expiration Date: 10/02/2018