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Azimuth estimator for a rotating array radar with wide beam
Author(s): Michał Meller; Kamil Stawiarski; Bartosz Pikacz
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Paper Abstract

The problem of estimating azimuth in rotating array radar with a beam, wide in the azimuth plane, is considered. Under such setup the echo signal usually has a very low signal to noise ratio, but the number of observations is large, because of long dwell times. The proposed solution is based on the maximum likelihood approach, but it employs simplifications which facilitate its implementation in real time systems. Results, obtained by offline postprocessing of data recorded in a real-world radar system, demonstrate that the proposed solution allows one to reach estimation accuracy comparable to that offered by a system employing a narrow beam.

Paper Details

Date Published: 19 April 2018
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 10715, 2017 Radioelectronic Systems Conference, 107150L (19 April 2018); doi: 10.1117/12.2317865
Show Author Affiliations
Michał Meller, Gdánsk Univ. of Technology (Poland)
PIT-RADWAR S.A. (Poland)
Kamil Stawiarski, Gdánsk Univ. of Technology (Poland)
PIT-RADWAR S.A. (Poland)
Bartosz Pikacz, PIT-RADWAR S.A. (Poland)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10715:
2017 Radioelectronic Systems Conference
Adam Kawalec; ANDRZEJ WITCZAK, Editor(s)

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