Special Issue "Noise Radar Technology: System Design, Demonstrations and Characterization (NRT-SDC)"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 27 February 2021.
Interests: radar theory and techniques; detection and estimation; navigation and air traffic management
Interests: low probability of intercept radar; noise radar; electronic warfare; uas-based electromagnetic sensing; uas detection
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Interests: analogue and digital generation and processing of random/chaotic/noise signals and their applications in Noise Radar for SAR imaging; 3D imaging with MIMO Ground Noise SAR; microwave monitoring and detection of pre-catastrophic states of large constructions; remote sensing
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By definition, noise radar technology (NRT) uses pseudorandom waveforms in place of the classical, deterministic radar signals. NRT has noticeable advantageous features in both the civilian and military contexts, best exploited when working with a large time-bandwidth (TB) product. The advantages are as follows: (a) high resolution in range and Doppler, due to a thumbtack-like ambiguity function of the pseudorandom signals; (b) radiation of many nearly-orthogonal signals with minimal cross-correlation, with the ability to allow many systems to operate with high duty cycle in the same frequency spectrum, and with effective multiple-input, multiple-output (MIMO) operation; and (c) low probability of interception (LPI) and exploitation (LPE) by an adversary in the electronic warfare arena.
NRT has been studied and tested by various nations and by international cooperations in ad-hoc groups, including the NATO Sensors and Electronic Technology (SET) Research Task Group (RTG) on capabilities of noise radar (SET RTG-184), which organized a series of trials during September and October 2013, and the ensuing SET RTG-225 on Spatial and waveform diverse noise radar. The latter started its work in 2015 and organized field trials in June and in December 2018. SET-184 was preceded by SET RTG-101 on noise radar technologies which held a set of trials in Kharkov in June 2008. From 2020, the NATO unclassified research activity on NRT continues under the aegis of the recently approved SET RTG-287 on the characterization of noise radar, co-chaired by K. Lukin and C. Wasserzier.
This Special Issue will focus on the many facets of NRT from both the theoretical and the experimental side with special focus on the transition from basic research toward the different applications. System design, prototyping, trials, and characterization are the pillars of this transition, only fruitful when starting from sound theoretical and technical analyses.
Hence, NRT-SDC invites interested authors to submit their contributions related, but not limited, to the following areas:
- Choice and evaluation criteria of waveforms for noise radar applications
- Interception and exploitation of noise radar signals and related countermeasures
- Information content/information rate of noise radar waveforms
- Antenna leakage problems in NRT: experiments, mitigation methods
- Thirty years of NRT theory and LNDES–Kharkov experiments
- NRT experiments with advanced radar features: polarimetry, MIMO, SAR/ISAR
- Field NRT experiments with staring antennas
- NRT experiments with rotating antennas
- Technologies for real-time processing of NRT waveforms generation
- Noise radar from moving platforms
- Applications of NRT to maritime surveillance
- Applications of NRT to battlefield/airfield surveillance
Prof. Gaspare Galati
Dr. Christoph Wasserzier
Prof. Konstantin Lukin
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- noise radar technology
- noise radar sensor
- pseudorandom waveforms
- waveforms diversity
- cross ambiguity function
- range-Doppler map
- range filters bank
- tailored waveforms
- continuous emission
- antenna leakage
- noise radar characterization
- MIMO imaging noise radar