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Multistatic passive coherent location resource optimization
Author(s): Sean A. Kaiser; Andrew J. Christianson; Ram M. Narayanan
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Paper Abstract

Passive Coherent Location (PCL) is a developing radar technique, in which the system processes reflections from opportunistic illumination sources in the environment for detection and tracking. Many developments and improvements of PCL implement pseudo-monostatic and bistatic radar configurations; however, with the proliferation of commercial communication systems, the spectrally dense environment suggests the use of a heterogenous multistatic PCL system. This paper develops error minimization criteria to adjust and optimize available resources to a wideband PCL receiver. The method introduces the concept of self ambiguity as an error metric and implements this as a criterion to test varying PCL scenarios with differing transmitter modulation waveforms. The paper compares this to available techniques and the global minimum error available.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 May 2017
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 10188, Radar Sensor Technology XXI, 1018803 (1 May 2017); doi: 10.1117/12.2262301
Show Author Affiliations
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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