Expected by: 01 September 2023
Passive Radars on Moving Platforms

Passive Radars on Moving Platforms

Edited by Diego Cristallini, Daniel W. O'Hagan

This book collects, reviews and analyses recent research on passive radars on moving platforms. The special case of passive radar mounted on moving platforms is highly challenging. Firstly, because the typical radar applications performed from moving platforms are per se quite challenging. Secondly, because the signals of opportunity typically exploited for passive radar purposes are not designed for reception while in motion.

Passive Radars on Moving Platforms is intended for both passive radar experts and readers less familiar with the general topic of passive radar; thus, background information is provided in the first three chapters. The following block of chapters 4 to 9 are specifically focused on research activities conducted by different research groups worldwide. Chapter 8 and chapter 9 relate mostly to operational systems, providing the reader with some hints and considerations on multiple receiving channel calibration (chapter 8), and on hardware realization of radar systems based on the software defined radio (SDR) principle (chapter 9). The concluding chapter 10 offers some outlook on what passive radar could look like in the near future, namely a component of a bigger architecture usually referred to as system of systems (SoS). Additionally, results of on-going activities related to new potential illuminators of opportunity for passive radar are covered.

Providing a thorough overview of techniques, challenges and applications that are enabled when a passive radar is operated from a moving platform, this book will be of interest to radar engineers, researchers into radar design, and the wider radar signal processing community.

About the Editors

Diego Cristallini is the head of the Passive Radar Group at Fraunhofer FHR, Germany. His research interests are in multi-channel radar signal processing, in STAP, GMTI, SAR, and passive radar. Dr Cristallini serves as a reviewer for several international technical journals. He is also a regular lecturer at the Fraunhofer International Summer School on Radar and SAR. Dr Cristallini is the co-chair of the NATO group SET-242 on "Passive radars on moving platforms".

Daniel W. O'Hagan is the head of the Passive Radar and Anti-Jamming Techniques Department (PSR) at Fraunhofer FHR, Germany. He is associate professor of radar at the University of Cape Town (UCT) and professor at the University of Birmingham, UK. He has been lecturing full postgraduate (Masters and PhD) courses on radar systems and antenna array synthesis since 2014. Professor O'Hagan is the chair of two full-status NATO groups, SET-268 and SET-296.

Publication Year: 2023

Pages: 324

ISBN-13: 978-1-83953-118-7

Format: HBK

Editors: Diego Cristallini, Daniel W. O'Hagan

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