Optimization of False Target Jamming against UAV Detection

Zheng-Lian Su, Xun-Lin Jiang, Ning Li, Hai-Feng Ling, Yu-Jun Zheng
2022 Drones  
Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) have been widely used for target detection in modern battlefields. From the viewpoint of the opponents, false target jamming is an effective approach to decrease the UAV detection ability or probability, but currently there are few research efforts devoted to this adversarial problem. This paper formulates an optimization problem of false target jamming based on a counterpart problem of UAV detection, where each false target jamming solution is evaluated
more » ... to its adversarial effects on a set of possible UAV detection solutions. To efficiently solve the problem, we propose an evolutionary framework, which is implemented with four popular evolutionary algorithms by designing/adapting their evolutionary operators for false target jamming solutions. Experimental results on 12 test instances with different search regions and numbers of UAVs and false targets demonstrate that the proposed approach can significantly reduce the UAV detection probability, and the water wave optimization (WWO) metaheuristic exhibits the best overall performance among the four evolutionary algorithms. To our knowledge, this is the first study on the optimization of false target jamming against UAV detection, and the proposed framework can be extended to more countermeasures against UAV operations.
doi:10.3390/drones6050114 fatcat:ypyysj5qifh23o25sfjkoa2yia