Feasibility Study of Passive Bistatic Radar Based on Phased Array Radar Signals
AbstractThis paper presents the concept of a passive bistatic radar (PBR) system using existing phased array radar (PAR) as the source of illumination. Different from PBR based on common civil illuminators of opportunity, we develop an experimental PBR system using an high-power air surveillance PAR with abundant signal modulation forms as the transmitter. After the introduction of the PBR system and PAR signals, it can be concluded that the agility of the waveform parameters of PAR signal brings two problems to the signal processing of the PBR systems, which are not discussed in conventional PBR systems. The first problem is the time and frequency synchronization of the system, so we propose a direct wave parameter estimation method based on template matching to estimate the parameters of the transmitted signal in real time to achieve time and frequency synchronization of the system. The second problem is the coherent integration for moving target detection and weak target detection, so we propose a coherent integration method based on Radon–Nonuniform Fast Fourier Transform (Radon-NUFFT) to deal with the problems introduced by the agile waveform parameters. Preliminary results from the field experiment demonstrate the feasibility of the PBR system based on PAR signals, and the effectiveness of the proposed methods is verified. View Full-Text
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Pan, J.; Hu, P.; Zhu, Q.; Bao, Q.; Chen, Z. Feasibility Study of Passive Bistatic Radar Based on Phased Array Radar Signals. Electronics 2019, 8, 728.
Pan J, Hu P, Zhu Q, Bao Q, Chen Z. Feasibility Study of Passive Bistatic Radar Based on Phased Array Radar Signals. Electronics. 2019; 8(7):728.Chicago/Turabian Style
Pan, Jiameng; Hu, Panhe; Zhu, Qian; Bao, Qinglong; Chen, Zengping. 2019. "Feasibility Study of Passive Bistatic Radar Based on Phased Array Radar Signals." Electronics 8, no. 7: 728.
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