Accession Number:

ADA445684

Title:

Position-Adaptive UAV Radar for Urban Environments

Descriptive Note:

Conference paper

Corporate Author:

AIR FORCE RESEARCH LAB WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2005-04-14

Pagination or Media Count:

7.0

Abstract:

A bistatic radar concept is presented where a low-altitude UAV Unmanned Aerial Vehicle position-adaptively converges to line-of-sight LOS locations for objects that are embedded between buildings. The concept is developed by deriving approximate electromagnetic signal models based on the uniform theory of diffraction UTD. In addition, a new signature exploitation technique is formulated that allows for the estimation of target parameters in cases when neither the transmitting nor the receiving platform is in LOS with an embedded target or object. This technique is denoted as exploitation of leakage signals via path trajectory diversity E-LS-PTD. Additional areas for further research are cited.

Subject Categories:

  • Pilotless Aircraft
  • Active and Passive Radar Detection and Equipment
  • Unconventional Warfare

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE