Training strategies for joint domain localised-space-time adaptive processing in a bistatic environment

C. H. Lim*, E. Aboutanios, B. Mulgrew

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Optimum space-time adaptive processing (STAP) requires knowledge of the true interference covariance matrix. In practice, this matrix is not known and must be estimated from training data, which must be target free and statistically homogeneous with respect to the range gate under test. These conditions are often not satisfied, which degrades the detection performance. Particularly for bistatic ground moving target indication radar, the clutter Doppler frequency depends on range for all array geometries. This range dependency leads to problems in clutter suppression through STAP techniques. The main aim in this paper is to access the relative merits of several strategies associated with STAP weight training for bistatic airborne radar applications. In particular, the issues associated with applying reduced-dimension conventional STAP and in-the-gate processing are studied. Simulation results show that, for a bistatic radar environment, in-the-gate processing approach performs better than conventional STAP approaches.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)516-524
Number of pages9
JournalIEE Proceedings: Radar, Sonar and Navigation
Volume153
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 16 Nov 2006

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