The impact of reference channel SNR on targets detection by passive radars using DVB-T signals

Marcin Kamil Bączyk , Krzysztof Kulpa , Piotr Jerzy Samczyński , Mateusz Piotr Malanowski


Passive radar uses signals from two channels to calculate the cross-ambiguity function: reference and surveillance. In most analyses only the surveillance channel is fully modeled with multipath components and noise, whereas the reference channel is assumed to be ideal - noiseless and without multipath. This paper highlights the case where a reference channel is distorted and has low SNR. Such a situation is common when a transmitter located far away is used for illumination. Additionally, an interesting alternative is analyzed, where a signal from a single channel only is used for target detection. The theoretical considerations have been verified using real data.
Author Marcin Kamil Bączyk (FEIT / PE)
Marcin Kamil Bączyk,,
- The Institute of Electronic Systems
, Krzysztof Kulpa (FEIT / PE)
Krzysztof Kulpa,,
- The Institute of Electronic Systems
, Piotr Jerzy Samczyński (FEIT / PE)
Piotr Jerzy Samczyński,,
- The Institute of Electronic Systems
, Mateusz Piotr Malanowski (FEIT / PE)
Mateusz Piotr Malanowski,,
- The Institute of Electronic Systems
Publication size in sheets0.5
Book 2015 IEEE Radar Conference (RadarCon), Proceedings of a meeting held 10-15 May 2015, 2015, ISBN 978-1-4799-8231-8, [IEEE Catalog Number: CFP15RAD-ART ]
Keywords in EnglishPassive radar Receivers Signal to noise ratio Surveillance Transmitters
Languageen angielski
Score (nominal)15
ScoreMinisterial score = 15.0, 01-04-2019, BookChapterMatConf
Ministerial score (2013-2016) = 15.0, 01-04-2019, BookChapterMatConf
Publication indicators WoS Citations = 4
Citation count*8 (2019-02-12)
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