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Data Processing Algorithms for Phased-Array Radars

Data Processing Algorithms for Phased-Array Radars

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This chapter covers a variety of radar data processing algorithms used by phased-array radars (PARs). These algorithms are usually implemented in software, many of them in a mission application computer program and others in areas such as signal processing and alignment and calibration software. Unlike the previous chapters that treat topics covered in many theory and application texts, these topics are not usually discussed in radar systems books. They are often covered in technical journal papers and related literature, but not in a unified treatment. The objective of this chapter is to collect these data processing algorithms in one place, organized by algorithm purpose and type.

Chapter Contents:

  • 7.1 Introduction
  • 7.2 Data and Signal Processing Algorithms
  • 7.2.1 Resource Planning and Radar Scheduling Algorithms
  • 7.2.1.1 Resource Management
  • 7.2.1.2 Radar Scheduler
  • 7.2.2 Search and Track Algorithms
  • 7.2.2.1 Search and Acquisition Functions
  • 7.2.2.2 Target Data Association
  • 7.2.2.3 Statistical Tracking Filters
  • 7.2.3 Classification, Discrimination, and Identification (CDI)
  • 7.2.3.1 Target Feature Extraction
  • 7.2.3.2 Target Classifiers
  • 7.2.4 Radar Hardware Control
  • 7.2.4.1 Waveform Control
  • 7.2.4.2 Antenna Steering Control
  • 7.2.4.3 Receive Control
  • 7.2.5 Radar Measurement Processing
  • 7.2.5.1 Amplitude and Phase Calibration
  • 7.2.5.2 Range Calibration
  • 7.2.5.3 Monopulse Calibration
  • 7.2.5.4 Channel-to-Channel Alignment
  • 7.2.5.5 Radar Cross Section Calibration
  • 7.2.6 Signal Processing
  • 7.2.6.1 Matched Filtering
  • 7.2.6.2 Detection Processing
  • 7.2.6.3 Monopulse Processing
  • 7.2.6.4 Coherent and Non-Coherent Integration
  • 7.2.7 Calibration and Alignment
  • 7.2.7.1 Built-In Calibration and Alignment
  • 7.2.7.2 Tracked Object-Based Calibration and Alignment
  • 7.2.8 Adaptive Processing
  • 7.2.8.1 Sidelobe Cancellers
  • 7.2.8.2 Adaptive Arrays
  • 7.2.8.3 Space-Time Adaptive Processing
  • 7.2.8.4 Digital Beam Forming
  • 7.2.9 Statistical Detection and Estimation
  • 7.2.9.1 Generalized Likelihood Ratio Test
  • 7.2.9.2 Statistical Estimation
  • 7.3 References

Inspec keywords: radar computing; calibration; radar signal processing; phased array radar

Other keywords: PAR; radar data processing algorithms; mission application computer program; signal processing; calibration software; phased-array radars; technical journal papers

Subjects: Electrical engineering computing; Digital signal processing; Radar equipment, systems and applications; Signal processing and detection

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