A Novel Method for Detecting Targets on Inactive Radars Using an Adaptive Processing on the Ambiguity Function (RESEARCH NOTE)

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Electrical and Computer Engineering Department, Khatam Al Anbia University

Abstract

In this paper a novel method for detecting targets in inactive radars is presented. In this method, the time history of cellsof the ambiguity function is used for detection. For this purpose, the cell history is considered as a random field. Then, using adaptive filter, the string time of the desired target are separated from the string time of noise and clusters in the environment. In order to evaluate the performance of the proposed method for an environment including three targets with simulated different distances and speeds, the results were compared with the other two methods at the same conditions. Based on the results obtained, this method has the ability to detect targets for SCNRs of up to -10 dB for all three values of the probability of false alarms. The obtained results also showed the superiority of the proposed method compared to other alternatives in such manner. Accordingly, the probability of detection for the proposed method at least 12.5 percent better than ACM and 8 percent better than NNTD. It also shows that for SCNRs larger than zero dB, this method has a 100% detection capability.

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