Radar Signal Waveform Recognition Based on Convolutional Denoising Autoencoder

  • Zhaolei Liu
  • Xiaojie MaoEmail author
  • Zhian Deng
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering book series (LNEE, volume 516)


To solve the problem of the low recognition rate of the existing methods at low signal-to-noise ratio (SNR), we propose a novel method of radar signal waveform recognition. In this method, we extract the time-frequency images (TFIs) of radar signals through Cohen class time frequency distribution. Then, we introduce convolutional denoising autoencoder (CDAE) to denoise and repairs the TFIs. Finally, we build a convolutional neural network (CNN) to identify the TFIs of radar signals. Simulation experiment shows that the proposed method can identify 12 kinds of radar signal waveforms, and the overall probability of successful recognition (PSR) is 95.4% when the SNR is −7 dB.


Radar signal recognition Cohen class time frequency distribution Convolutional denoising autoencoder Convolutional neural network 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Nanjing Research Institute of Electronics TechnologyNanjingChina
  2. 2.College of Information and TelecommunicationHarbin Engineering UniversityHarbinChina

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