Multistatic passive coherent location resource optimization

Sean A. Kaiser, Andrew J. Christianson, Ram Mohan Narayanan

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Passive Coherent Location (PCL) is a developing radar technique, in which the system processes reflections from opportunistic illumination sources in the environment for detection and tracking. Many developments and improvements of PCL implement pseudo-monostatic and bistatic radar configurations; however, with the proliferation of commercial communication systems, the spectrally dense environment suggests the use of a heterogenous multistatic PCL system. This paper develops error minimization criteria to adjust and optimize available resources to a wideband PCL receiver. The method introduces the concept of self ambiguity as an error metric and implements this as a criterion to test varying PCL scenarios with differing transmitter modulation waveforms. The paper compares this to available techniques and the global minimum error available.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationRadar Sensor Technology XXI
EditorsArmin Doerry, Kenneth I. Ranney
ISBN (Electronic)9781510608771
StatePublished - Jan 1 2017
EventRadar Sensor Technology XXI 2017 - Anaheim, United States
Duration: Apr 10 2017Apr 12 2017


OtherRadar Sensor Technology XXI 2017
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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