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Estimation, tracking and geolocation of maritime burst signals from a single receiver
Author(s): D. J. Nelson; J. L. Townsend
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Paper Abstract

We present methods for accurately estimating and tracking instantaneous frequency and relative time delay of narrowband signal components. These methods are applied to the problem of estimating the location of an emitter from the signal(s) received by one or more receivers. Both instantaneous frequency estimation and time delay estimation are based on previously reported cross-spectral methods that have been applied successfully to a variety of signal processing problems. Accurate geolocation is accomplished by matching the Doppler characteristics of the received signal to Doppler characteristics estimated from the known emitter motion and possible emitter locations.

Paper Details

Date Published: 22 May 2015
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 9476, Automatic Target Recognition XXV, 94760P (22 May 2015); doi: 10.1117/12.2175828
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D. J. Nelson, U.S. Dept. of Defense (United States)
J. L. Townsend, U.S. Dept. of Defense (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9476:
Automatic Target Recognition XXV
Firooz A. Sadjadi; Abhijit Mahalanobis, Editor(s)

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