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Plot range response from pulse compression library



plotResponse(complib,X,idx) plots the range response of the input waveform, X, using the idx processing specification.

plotResponse(___,pulseidx) also specifies the index, pulseidx, of the pulse to plot.

plotResponse(___,'Unit',unit) plots the response in the units specified by unit.


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Plot the range response of an LFM signal hitting three targets at ranges of 2000, 4000, and 5500 meters. Assuming the maximum range of the radar is 10 km, determine the pulse repetition interval from the maximum range.

% Create the pulse waveform.
rmax = 10.0e3;
c = physconst('Lightspeed');
pri = 2*rmax/c;
fs = 1e6;
pri = ceil(pri*fs)/fs;
prf = 1/pri;
nsamp = pri*fs;
rxdata = zeros(nsamp,1);
t1 = 2*2000/c;
t2 = 2*4000/c;
t3 = 2*5500/c;
idx1 = floor(t1*fs);
idx2 = floor(t2*fs);
idx3 = floor(t3*fs);
lfm = phased.LinearFMWaveform('PulseWidth',10/fs,'PRF',prf, ...
w = lfm();
% Imbed the waveform part of the pulse into the received signal.
x = w(1:11);
rxdata(idx1:idx1+10) = x;
rxdata(idx2:idx2+10) = x;
rxdata(idx3:idx3+10) = x;

% Create the pulse waveform library.
w1 = {'LinearFM','PulseWidth',10/fs,'PRF',prf,...
wavlib = pulseWaveformLibrary('SampleRate',fs,'WaveformSpecification',{w1});
wav = wavlib(1);
% Generate the range response signal.
p1 = {'MatchedFilter','Coefficients',getMatchedFilter(wavlib,1),'SpectrumWindow','None'};
idx = 1;
complib = pulseCompressionLibrary( ...
    'WaveformSpecification',{w1}, ...
    'ProcessingSpecification',{p1}, ...
    'SampleRate',fs, ...
y = complib(rxdata,1);
% Plot range response of processed data

Figure contains an axes object. The axes object with title Range Response Pattern contains an object of type line.

Input Arguments

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Pulse compression library, specified as a phased.PulseCompressionLibrary System object .

Input signal, specified as a complex-valued K-by-L matrix, complex-valued K-by-N matrix, or a complex-valued K-by-N-by-L array. K denotes the number of fast time samples, L the number of pulses, and N is the number of channels. Channels can be array elements or beams.

Data Types: double
Complex Number Support: Yes

Index of processing specification in the pulse waveform library, specified as a positive integer.

Example: 3

Data Types: double

Stepped FM waveform subpulse, specified as a positive integer. This index selects which subpulses of a stepped-FM waveform to plot. This argument only applies to stepped-FM waveforms.

Example: 5

Data Types: double

Plot units, specified as 'db', 'mag', or 'pow'. who

  • 'db' – plot the response power in dB.

  • 'mag' – plot the magnitude of the response.

  • 'pow' – plot the response power.

Example: 'mag'

Data Types: char | string

Introduced in R2018b