A Fast Nyquist Zone Index Estimation Algorithm for Pulse Radar Signal Based on Non-cooperative Nyquist Folding Receiver

  • Zhaoyang QiuEmail author
  • Jun Zhu
  • Bin Tang
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering book series (LNEE, volume 463)


Nyquist folding receiver (NYFR) is a novel wideband receiving structure. The NYFR uses the non-uniform sampling to fold the monitoring bandwidth and the input carrier frequency is transformed into an added modulation parameter. The added modulation parameter is called as the Nyquist zone (NZ) index. Under the non-cooperative receiving condition, the NYFR outputs will become hybrid modulated signals because of the unknown NZ index. To simplify the signal processing of the NYFR, a feasible way is to estimate the NZ index directly without the prior information of the signal modulation types and demodulate the hybrid modulated signal using the estimated NZ index. In this paper, a fast estimation algorithm is proposed to get the NZ index directly. The basic pulse radar signals are considered and they are constant frequency signal, binary phase coded signal and linear frequency modulation signal. Compared with the existing algorithm, the simulation results demonstrate the merits of the proposed approach.


Nyquist folding receiver Parameter estimation Basic pulse radar signal Hybrid modulated signal Non-cooperative receiving 



This work was supported National Natural Science Foundation of China (61571088).


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of Electronic EngineeringUniversity of Electronic Science and Technology of ChinaChengduChina

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