We have developed new design algorithms for finite impulse response (FIR) filters that compensate for arbitrary input spacing and that allow for arbitrary group delay specification. The potential of these new designs to work with the ASR-9 staggered pulse spacing is examined in the context of the ASR-9 wind-shear processor (WSP). Benefits derived from the new designs include an improved (optimal) stopband design, an increased yield in pulse samples for moments estimation, and the retention of pulse-stagger phase information, which can be used for velocity dealiasing. These improvements are demonstrated using simulated and test-bed data, the latter acquired during 1991/1992 Orlando operations. Filter utilization, in the context of a pre-existing adaptive selection scheme (1) and the Orlando (FL) clutter environment, is examined using the new filters, and areas for improvement are identified.