Conference Paper

Feasibility of STAP for passive GSM-based radar

Electr. Eng. Dept., Royal Mil. Acad., Belgium, Germany
DOI: 10.1109/RADAR.2006.1631853 Conference: Radar, 2006 IEEE Conference on
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In this paper, we examine the feasibility of applying space-time adaptive processing (STAP) to bistatic passive radars using illuminators of opportunity. The transmitters considered are GSM base stations and are non-cooperative. Although STAP has been extensively applied to signals from pulse-Doppler radars, it was never applied to arbitrary signals arising from illuminators of opportunity. We show that by computing the appropriate mixing product, we essentially convert the signal of opportunity to a pulse-Doppler like signal, hence making the application of STAP to arbitrary signals straightforward. We finally confirm these theoretical results by using real measurements.

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