Journal of Systems Engineering and Electronics ›› 2013, Vol. 24 ›› Issue (1): 36-43.doi: 10.1109/JSEE.2013.00005

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Design and simulation of digital channelized receivers in fractional Fourier domain

Pengfei Tang*, Bin Yuan, Qinglong Bao, and Zengping Chen   

  1. ATR Key Lab, School of Electronic Science and Engineering, National University of Defense Technology, Changsha 410073, China
  • Online:2013-02-25 Published:2010-01-03


An approach is proposed to realize a digital channelized receiver in the fractional Fourier domain (FRFD) for signal intercept applications. The presented architecture can be considered as a generalization of that in the traditional Fourier domain. Since the linear frequency modulation (LFM) signal has a good energy concentration in the FRFD, by choosing an appropriate fractional Fourier transform (FRFT) order, the presented architecture can concentrate the broadband LFM signal into only one sub-channel and that will prevent it from crossing several sub-channels. Thus the performance of the signal detection and parameter estimation after the sub-channel output will be improved significantly. The computational complexity is reduced enormously due to the implementation of the polyphase filter bank decomposition, thus the proposed architecture can be realized as efficiently as in the Fourier domain. The related simulation results are presented to verify the validity of the theories and methods involved in this paper.