A Novel Post-Doppler Parametric Adaptive Matched Filter for Airborne Multichannel Radar

Chong Song, Bingnan Wang, Maosheng Xiang, Zhongbin Wang, Weidi Xu, Xiaofan Sun
2020 Remote Sensing  
The post-Doppler adaptive matched filter (PD-AMF) with constant false alarm rate (CFAR) property was developed for adaptive detection of moving targets, which is a standardized version of the post-Doppler space–time adaptive processing (PD-STAP) in practical applications. However, its detection performance is severely constrained by the training data, especially in a dense signal environment. Improper training data and contamination of moving target signals remarkably degrade the performance of
more » ... the performance of disturbance suppression and result in target cancellation by self-whitening. To address these issues, a novel post-Doppler parametric adaptive matched filter (PD-PAMF) detector is proposed in the range-Doppler domain. Specifically, the detector is introduced via the post-Doppler matched filter (PD-MF) and the lower-diagonal-upper (LDU) decomposition of the disturbance covariance matrix, and the disturbance signals of the spatial sequence are modelled as an auto-regressive (AR) process for filtering. The purpose of detecting ground moving targets as well as for estimating their geographical positions and line-of-sight velocities is achieved when the disturbance is suppressed. The PD-PAMF is able to reach higher performances by using only a smaller training data size. More importantly, it is tolerant to moving target signals contained in the training data. The PD-PAMF also has a lower computational complexity. Numerical results are presented to demonstrate the effectiveness of the proposed detector.
doi:10.3390/rs12244017 fatcat:guaszrxjrjha7px2zdxklawvtq