Micro-Doppler Based Detection and Tracking of UAVs with Multistatic Radar

Hoffmann, F., Ritchie, M., Fioranelli, F. , Charlish, A. and Griffiths, H. (2016) Micro-Doppler Based Detection and Tracking of UAVs with Multistatic Radar. In: 2016 IEEE Radar Conference (RadarConf), Philadelphia PA, USA, 2-6 May 2016, (doi:10.1109/RADAR.2016.7485236)

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This paper presents an approach for detection and tracking a micro-UAV using the multistatic radar NetRAD. Experimental trials were performed using NetRAD allowing for analysis of real data to assess the difficulty of detection and tracking of a micro-UAV target. The UAV detection is based on both time domain and micro-Doppler signatures, in order to enhance the discrimination between ground clutter and UAV returns. This micro-Doppler based procedure is shown to improve the clutter/target discrimination, in comparison to a Doppler-shift based procedure. The tracking approach is able to compensate for the limited quality measurement generated by each bistatic pair by fusing the measurements available from multiple bistatic pairs.

Item Type:Conference Proceedings
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Fioranelli, Dr Francesco
Authors: Hoffmann, F., Ritchie, M., Fioranelli, F., Charlish, A., and Griffiths, H.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Engineering > Electronics and Nanoscale Engineering
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2016 Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Publisher Policy:Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher

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