Passive coherent location direct signal suppression using hardware mixing techniques

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

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Passive coherent location (PCL) is a radar technique, in which the system uses reflections from opportunistic illumination sources in the environment for detection and tracking. Typically, PCL uses civilian communication transmitters not ideally suited for radar. The physical geometry of PCL is developed on the basis of bistatic radar without control of the transmitter antenna or waveform design. This poses the problem that often the receiver is designed with two antennas and channels, one for reference and one for surveillance. The surveillance channel is also contaminated with the direct signal and thus direct signal suppression (DSS) techniques must be used. This paper proposes an analytical solution based around hardware for DSS which is compared to other methods available in the literature. The methods are tested in varying bistatic geometries and with varying target radar cross section (RCS) and signal-to-noise ratio (SNR).

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

Publication series

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


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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