Selection of pulse repetition frequency in high-precision oceanographic radar altimeters

Min Ho Ka, Aleksandr I. Baskakov

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A readily computable formula to perform versatile analysis of the nonstationary pulse-to-pulse correlation properties of ocean altimeter returns is presented. Using this formula, the correlation coefficient and correlation interval depending on the reference time, sea state, and system parameters have been analyzed. The results have suggested that the pulse repetition frequency should adaptively be adjusted to the sea state to ensure precise altitude measurements.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)345-348
Number of pages4
JournalIEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Letters
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2007 Jul


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Geotechnical Engineering and Engineering Geology
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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