The purpose of this work is to design, fabricate, and compare dispersive SAW devices using both linear FM and a new non-linear FM scheme. This new non-linear FM scheme uses the Blackman function as the modulating signal of the FM waveform. Up-chirped and V-chirped devices for both linear and the new non-linear FM scheme and their corresponding matched filters are compared.
Design considerations are discussed in detail. An efficient sampling algorithm (which can also be applied to other non-linearly modulated FM waveforms) developed to facilitate the design of the SAW devices is presented.
Belkerdid, Madjid A.
Master of Science (M.S.)
College of Engineering
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Masters Thesis (Open Access)
Walker, James C., "The Design and Implementation of Surface Acoustic Wave Devices for Linear FM and Nonlinear FM Pulse Compression Technique for Radar Applications" (1986). Retrospective Theses and Dissertations. 4960.