INSTITUTO DE INVESTIGACIONES EN ELECTRONICA, CONTROL Y PROCESAMIENTO DE SEÑALES
Unidad Ejecutora - UE
Target detection using weather radars and electromagnetic vector sensors
G. V. PRATEEK; A. NEHORAI; M. HURTADO
ELSEVIER SCIENCE BV
Lugar: Amsterdam; Año: 2017 vol. 137 p. 387 - 397
We propose a method to detect a target in a bistatic passive polarimetric radar network, with weather surveillance radar as our illuminator of opportunity (IO). We build our signal model using electromagnetic vector sensors (EMVS) as the receiver, which captures the reflections from a point-like target present in the scene of interest, surrounded with strong clutter. We develop a generalized likelihood ratio test (GLRT) detector that is robust to inhomogeneous clutter. We also develop a maximum likelihood (ML) solution to extract the signal subspace from the received data contaminated by the clutter interference. We provide the exact distribution of the test statistic for the asymptotic case and evaluate its performance loss by considering a reduced set of data. Theproposed GLRT method is a constant false alarm rate (CFAR) detector, which makes it robust against the inhomogeneous clutter. With the help of numerical results, we demonstrate the robustness and the limitations of our proposed method.