Moving target detection using bistatic radar

Clark F. Handel, Ram M. Narayanan

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Target detection can depend on many factors, such as waveform, system geometry, and transmit power. In order to study factors such as system geometry, both a monostatic and a bistatic radar system were simulated. The targets of interest were assumed to be moving vehicles in a ground-based simulation. After creating system models and performing the simulations, the next step was to evaluate the effectiveness of the post processing algorithm. This algorithm was developed to extract more information about the characteristics of the target. Next, the algorithm was tested in a bistatic geometry utilizing the Long-Term Evolution (LTE) Down Link signal as the illuminator of opportunity. The multiple test cases are used to verify the robustness of the signal processing. Overall, through simulations, it was concluded that the advanced signal processing techniques were effective in extracting more information about the targets' characteristics.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationRadar Sensor Technology XXIV
EditorsKenneth I. Ranney, Ann M. Raynal
ISBN (Electronic)9781510635937
StatePublished - 2020
EventRadar Sensor Technology XXIV 2020 - None, United States
Duration: Apr 27 2020May 8 2020

Publication series

NameProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
ISSN (Print)0277-786X
ISSN (Electronic)1996-756X


ConferenceRadar Sensor Technology XXIV 2020
Country/TerritoryUnited States

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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