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RF Cafe - Cognitive Radar: The Knowledge-ided Fully Adaptive Approach This quiz is based on the information presented in Cognitive Radar: The Knowledge-aided Fully Adaptive Approach , by Joseph R. Guerci. Published by Artech House.
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1.  What is meant by "cognitive" radar?

a)  Ability to ignore non-relevant to enhance relevant targets. (see page 14)



2.  What are 3 examples of applications for cognitive radar?

a)  Removal of heterogeneous clutter, manmade structures, non-stationary electronics sources. (see page 15)



3.  What is an intelligent method to overcome memory access latency problems?

d)  Use look-ahead prediction. (see page 28)



4.  What does the acronym SINR stand for?

b)  Signal-to-Interference-plus-Noise Ratio. (see page 18)



5.  What is signal "whitening?"

d)  Removing the "color," or non-randomness components of noise. (see page 39)



6.  How does multipath affect a radar signal?

d)  All of the above. (see page 42)



7.  What is a primary feature of MIMO (Multi-Input-Multi-Output) radar?

a)  Both Tx and Rx are optimized. (see page 35)



8.  Which channel characteristics generally depend on the transmit spatio-temporal signals?

a)  Transmit-dependent channel estimation. (see page 96)



9.  What information does Doppler provide?

b)  Speed



10.  Who is the author of "Cognitive Radar?" (don't look back at the top of the page)

c)  Joseph Guerci
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