The Matched Filter Radar Receiver,
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It is important to use a radar receiver which can be modeled as an LTI system that maximizes the signal’s SNR at its output. For this purpose, the basic radar receiver of interest is often referred to as the matched filter receiver. The matched filter is an optimum filter in the sense of SNR because the SNR at its output is maximized at some delay that corresponds to the true target range (i.e., ). Figure 4.1 shows a simplified block diagram for the radar receiver of interest.