Abstract

Monitoring of unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) targets has been a subject of great importance in both defence and security sectors. In this paper a novel system is introduced based on a passive bistatic radar using Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS) as illuminators of opportunity. Particularly, a link budget analysis is held to determine the capabilities and limitations of such a system. Additionally, a signal reconstruction algorithm is provided allowing estimation of the transmitted signal from each satellite. Finally, the proposed system is tested in outdoor acquisitions of small UAV targets where the Fractional Fourier Transform (FrFT) is used as tool to enhance target detectability.

Conference

ConferenceIEEE Radar Conference 2019
Abbreviated titleRadarconf19
CountryUnited States
CityBoston
Period22/04/1926/04/19
Internet address

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Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV)
Navigation
Radar
Satellites
Signal reconstruction
Monitoring
Fourier transforms

Keywords

  • GNSS
  • passive radar
  • UAV
  • forward scattering

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Ilioudis, C, Cao, J, Theodorou, I, Striano, P, Coventry, W, Clemente, C & Soraghan, J 2019, 'GNSS based passive radar for UAV monitoring' Paper presented at IEEE Radar Conference 2019, Boston, United States, 22/04/19 - 26/04/19, .

GNSS based passive radar for UAV monitoring. / Ilioudis, Christos; Cao, Jianlin; Theodorou, Ilias; Striano, Pasquale; Coventry, William; Clemente, Carmine; Soraghan, John.

2019. Paper presented at IEEE Radar Conference 2019, Boston, United States.

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Ilioudis C, Cao J, Theodorou I, Striano P, Coventry W, Clemente C et al. GNSS based passive radar for UAV monitoring. 2019. Paper presented at IEEE Radar Conference 2019, Boston, United States.