Single ground target tracking with adaptive monopulse. Part I: The sensor
Conference: EUSAR 2006 - 6th European Conference on Synthetic Aperture Radar
05/16/2006 - 05/18/2006 at Dresden, Germany
Proceedings: EUSAR 2006
Pages: 4Language: englishTyp: PDFPersonal VDE Members are entitled to a 10% discount on this title
Klemm, Richard; Nickel, Ulrich (FGAN-FHR, 53343 Wachtberg, Germany)
Koch, Wolfgang (FGAN-FKIE, 53343 Wachtberg, Germany)
In this contribution and a companion paper (Koch, W., Klemm, R., Nickel, U.: Single ground target tracking with adaptive monopulse, Part II: The tracker), aspects of ground target tracking by means of an airborne radar are discussed. The radar sensor is based on a multichannel array antenna to enable the use of space-time adaptive processing (STAP) for clutter rejection, and an angle and Doppler monopulse procedure. Both the STAP and adaptive monopulse algorithms are expanded. Some results achieved for a typical radar-target scenario are presented. The paper will be continued by "Koch, W., Klemm, R., Nickel, U.: Single ground target tracking with adaptive monopulse, Part II: The tracker", in which a tracking algorithm based on the STAP-monopulse estimates is described and some tracking results are given.