Time-frequency analysis for maneuvering target detection in over-the-horizon radars.

A novel linear time-frequency representation method is proposed for source detection and classification in over-the-horizon radar (OTHR) systems. Of particular interest is the estimation and identification of the multipaths of maneuvering targets described as multicomponent time-Doppler signatures in the presence of strong clutter. By approximating the time-Doppler signatures as chirp signals in each block of time period; chirp signal analysis is used to estimate the chirp parameters (chirp ra.tes and center frequencies) of the clutter and target signal components. Clutter components, which are localized around the low chirp rates and frequencies, are effectivelg suppressed through subspace projections. The target signals are then dechirped, which is followed by either conventional DFT transform or high-resolution spectrum estimation methods for center frequency estimation.

Main Author: Zhang, Yimin.
Other Authors: Amin, Moeness G., Dogahe, Behzad Mohammadi., Frazer, Gordon J.
Language: English
Published: 2003
Online Access: http://ezproxy.villanova.edu/login?url=https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:173741