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Auxiliary beam terrain-scattered interference suppression: reflection system and radar performance
Blekinge Institute of Technology, School of Engineering, Department of Electrical Engineering.
Blekinge Institute of Technology, School of Engineering, Department of Electrical Engineering.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-6643-312X
2013 (English)In: IET Radar, Sonar & Navigation, ISSN 1751-8784, Vol. 7, no 8, 836-847 p.Article, review/survey (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Terrain-scattered interference (TSI), that is, jammer signals reflected on the earth's surface, is a significant problem to military airborne radar. In auxiliary beam TSI suppression, the TSI in the main radar beam is estimated by a single or several auxiliary beams and is subtracted from the main beam channel. The signal to subtract is the auxiliary beam signals fed through an estimate of the ‘reflection system’, which describes scattering on the surface. The authors first present results on the structure of this TSI suppression, on the estimation of the reflection system and on the quality of the estimate. Then the authors derive theoretical expressions for the signal-to-interference plus noise ratio (SINR) and the remaining TSI power for a single auxiliary beam. Since the SINR is directly connected to the radar performance, it can be seen what factors affect the performance and how. It was noted that when the estimated reflection system is missing one or more delays of the true system, the TSI filter cannot suppress the TSI signal completely. This phenomenon, which is called ‘TSI leakage’, has a very large impact on the performance. The SINR cannot be kept constant. Instead, an ‘SINR improvement’ can be defined.

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The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) , 2013. Vol. 7, no 8, 836-847 p.
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Signal Processing
URN: urn:nbn:se:bth-6818DOI: 10.1049/iet-rsn.2011.0407ISI: 000326459400002Local ID: diva2:834365
Available from: 2013-12-17 Created: 2013-10-28 Last updated: 2016-05-24Bibliographically approved

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