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Adaptive Moving Target Indication

Adaptive Moving Target Indication

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A mechanism to suppress Doppler-spread ground clutter reflections is essential to the effective operation of an aerospace bistatic moving target indication (MTI) radar. Bistatic space-time adaptive processing (STAP) techniques combine spatial and temporal radar samples in a finite impulse response (FIR) filter to cancel stationary clutter returns while providing maximal gain on target. This strategy holds the potential to maximize output signal-to-interference-plus-noise ratio (SINR), thereby increasing the probability of detection for a fixed false alarm rate. This chapter describes adaptive bistatic clutter cancellation methods based on STAP.

Chapter Contents:

  • 11.1 Overview
  • 11.2 Bistatic Moving Target Indication
  • 11.3 Bistatic Clutter Angle-Doppler Response
  • 11.4 Adaptive Bistatic Clutter Cancellation Methods
  • 11.5 Bistatic STAP Performance Characteristics
  • 11.6 Summary
  • References

Inspec keywords: adaptive radar; target tracking; radar clutter; FIR filters; probability

Other keywords: probability; spatial radar; aerospace bistatic moving target indication radar; bistatic space-time adaptive processing; adaptive bistatic clutter cancellation; temporal radar; adaptive moving target indication; fixed false alarm rate; FIR filter; MTI radar; finite impulse response filter; Doppler-spread ground clutter reflection suppression; signal-to-interference-plus-noise ratio

Subjects: Radar theory; Radar equipment, systems and applications; Other topics in statistics; Filtering methods in signal processing

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