A modified signal processing and target fusion detection method based on the dual platform cooperative detection model is proposed in this paper. In this model, a single transmitter and dual receiver radar system is adopted, which can form a single radar and bistatic radar system, respectively. Clutter suppression is achieved by an adaptive moving target indicator (AMTI). By combining the AMTI technology and the traditional radar signal processing technology (i.e., pulse compression and coherent accumulation processing), the SNR is improved, and false targets generated by direct wave are suppressed. The decision matrix is obtained by cell averaging constant false alarm (CA-CFAR) and order statistics constant false alarm (OS-CFAR) processing. Then, the echo signals processed in the two receivers are fused by the AND-like fusion rule and OR-like fusion rule, and the detection probability after fusion detection in different cases is analyzed. Finally, the performance of the proposed method is quantitatively analyzed. Experimental results based on simulated data demonstrate that: (1) The bistatic radar system with a split transceiver has a larger detection distance than the single radar system, but the influence of clutter is greater; (2) the direct wave can be eliminated effectively, and no false target can be formed after suppression; (3) the detection probability of the bistatic radar system with split transceivers is higher than that of the single radar system; and (4) the detection probability of signal fusion detection based on two receivers is higher than that of the bistatic radar system and single radar system.
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