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 Post subject: Radar Ambiguity Function
Posted: Fri Apr 21, 2006 12:37 pm 
 
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I read in an IEEE paper that "the noise-like characteristics of FM radio signals have an ambiguity function that approaches the idealised thumb-tack surface". My question is: Why do random (noise-like) signals approach the idealised thumb-tack ambiguity response? I'd have thought that since the signal is random, thus unpredictable and ambiguous, that the ambiguity spike would have been distributed broadly over the surface (i.e. the opposite of the idealised thumb-tack response). Any light on this would be appreciated.




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