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Passive coherent location direct signal suppression using hardware mixing techniques
Author(s): Sean A. Kaiser; Andrew J. Christianson; Ram M. Narayanan
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Paper Abstract

Passive coherent location (PCL) is a radar technique, in which the system uses reflections from opportunistic illumination sources in the environment for detection and tracking. Typically, PCL uses civilian communication transmitters not ideally suited for radar. The physical geometry of PCL is developed on the basis of bistatic radar without control of the transmitter antenna or waveform design. This poses the problem that often the receiver is designed with two antennas and channels, one for reference and one for surveillance. The surveillance channel is also contaminated with the direct signal and thus direct signal suppression (DSS) techniques must be used. This paper proposes an analytical solution based around hardware for DSS which is compared to other methods available in the literature. The methods are tested in varying bistatic geometries and with varying target radar cross section (RCS) and signal-to-noise ratio (SNR).

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 May 2017
PDF: 13 pages
Proc. SPIE 10188, Radar Sensor Technology XXI, 1018802 (1 May 2017); doi: 10.1117/12.2262300
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Sean A. Kaiser, The Pennsylvania State Univ. (United States)
Naval Surface Warfare Ctr. Crane Div. (United States)
Andrew J. Christianson, Naval Surface Warfare Ctr. Crane Div. (United States)
Ram M. Narayanan, The Pennsylvania State Univ. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10188:
Radar Sensor Technology XXI
Kenneth I. Ranney; Armin Doerry, Editor(s)

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