Target detection approach for DRM-based passive bistatic radar

Zhixin Zhao, Xinhua Zhou, Tao Weng, Xin Zhou, Kaikai Zhang
2019 The Journal of Engineering  
This study discussed the problem of target detection for digital radio mondiale (DRM)-based passive bistatic radar (PBR). In the surveillance signal, the power of zero Doppler contribution (ZDC) is stronger than the echoes of weak targets. These targets can hardly be shown in the range-Doppler map of classical cross-ambiguity function (CAF). The clutter should be removed before using CAF-matched correlator. The authors utilised Doppler channel detector (CHAD) to solve the above problem for
more » ... ased PBR in this study. It can unify the ZDC rejection and the target detection in one process. Compared to CAF detector, the CHAD had a lower random pedestal for low Doppler frequency shifts. The results of experiment data proved the effectiveness of the CHAD for DRM-based PBR.
doi:10.1049/joe.2019.0657 fatcat:qtztq6nxmfew7nwnsemeewi3iq