Simultaneous tracking and long time integration for detection in collaborative array radars

Kimin Kim, Murat Uney, Bernard Mulgrew

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In this work, we focus on the detection of manoeuvring low signal to noise ratio (SNR) objects in multiple collaborating radars. Collaboration involves having the knowledge of the locations of the transmitters and their transmission characteristics up to a synchronisation term which has to be estimated during the operation. We propose a local processing algorithm, which performs simultaneous trajectory estimation and long time integration of pulse returns in both the local channel and the remote channels. The synchronisation of the remote channels is achieved by simultaneously diverting beams towards both the tested point of detection and the transmitters. Detection is made by using a Neyman-Pearson test. Overall, this scheme enables us to exploit a statistical MIMO effect for the objects in the field of view and integrate multiple pulse returns while taking into account the object trajectory leading to the capability of detecting low SNR and manoeuvring objects. We demonstrate the efficacy of our approach through simulations.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2017 IEEE Radar Conference
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Pages200-205
Number of pages5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 10 May 2017
EventIEEE Radar Conference 2017 - Seattle, United States
Duration: 7 May 201712 May 2017

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ConferenceIEEE Radar Conference 2017
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySeattle
Period7/05/1712/05/17

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  • Detection of manoeuvring low SNR objects in receiver arrays

    Kim, K., Uney, M. & Mulgrew, B., 22 Sept 2016, Proceedings of the SSPD Conference 2016. 5 p.

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