Dynamic Multipath Model of Low Angle Passive Radar Tracking with Experimental Evaluation

  • Yu-liang Qin National University of Defense Technology, Changsha
  • Yong-qiang Cheng National University of Defense Technology, Changsha
Keywords: Multipath propagation effect, low-altitude target tracking, specular reflection, diffuse reflection

Abstract

The problem of multipath propagation encountered in radar tracking of low elevation targets in the presence of reflections from the sea is addressed. A detailed model of the multipath  propagation considering both the specular and the diffuse reflection components in target tracking using passive radars is established. Based on the geometry of the specular and the diffuse reflections, expressions for the reflection coefficient and the scattering field are derived. Experiments in the outfield indicate that the model proposed agrees with the test data well, which can provide an accurate prediction of the angle measurement errors in the presence of multipath effects.

Defence Science Journal, 2012, 62(5), pp.331-337, DOI:http://dx.doi.org/10.14429/dsj.62.1000

Author Biographies

Yu-liang Qin, National University of Defense Technology, Changsha
Dr Yuliang Qin received his MS and PhD (Information and Communication Engineering) from the National University of Defense Technology (NUDT), Changsha, China, in 2004 and 2008 respectively. He is currently working as an Associate Professor in the School of Electronic Science and Engineering, NUDT. His research interests are : Radar signal processing and radar systems.
Yong-qiang Cheng, National University of Defense Technology, Changsha
Dr Yongqiang Cheng received his BS, MS, and PhD (Information and Communication Engineering) from NUDT, Changsha, China, in 2005, 2007, and 2012, respectively. He is currently working as a Lecturer at NUDT, China. His research interests include: Information geometry and statistical signal processing.

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Published
2012-09-14
How to Cite
QinY.- liang, & ChengY.- qiang. (2012). Dynamic Multipath Model of Low Angle Passive Radar Tracking with Experimental Evaluation. Defence Science Journal, 62(5), 331-337. https://doi.org/10.14429/dsj.62.1000
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Electronics & Communication Systems