Adaptive array processing for airborne radar

Michael Wicks, Hong Wang, Lujing Cai

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When limited measurement data is available for estimating second order statistics of the jammer and clutter returns, the conventional data-domain implementation of the joint optimum processor is not feasible. Under these conditions, the adaptive array radar employing the JDL-GLR test outperforms any conventional adaptive array, and is shown in this paper to outperform the DPCA canceler based radar as well. Other advantages of the JDL-GLR processor identified in this paper include efficient use of the receive aperture, and velocity-PRI restriction free operation. In contrast, the low efficiency use of the receive aperture in the DPCA-based system leads to poor performance in the presence of jamming, and violation of the velocity-PRI constraint will result in significantly degraded performance in a clutter limited environment.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationIEE Conference Publication
PublisherPubl by IEE
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)0852965532
StatePublished - 1992
EventInternational Conference - Radar 92 - Brighton, Engl
Duration: Oct 12 1992Oct 13 1992


OtherInternational Conference - Radar 92
CityBrighton, Engl


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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Wicks, M., Wang, H., & Cai, L. (1992). Adaptive array processing for airborne radar. In IEE Conference Publication (365 ed., pp. 159-162). Publ by IEE.