Security information factor based airborne radar RF stealth

Fei Wang*, Mathini Sellathurai, Weigang Liu, Jiangjiang Zhou

*Corresponding author for this work

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Radar radio frequency (RF) stealth is very important in electronic war (EW), and waveform design and selection. Existing evaluation rules of radar RF stealth include too many parameters of radar and interceptors, such as Schleher interception factor, which makes it difficult to evaluate radar RF stealth technologies if interceptor parameters are unknown. In communication, security capacity has been presented to describe the possible ability to communicate in complete security. Since the essential of the security capacity is to have the interceptor get none valued information from the emitter, this paper is proposed to study security information factors taking advantage of mutual information to evaluate radar RF stealth under some conditions. Through analyzing mutual information obtained by the radar and the interceptor, this paper defines the security information factor with and without cooperative jamming. Furthermore, this paper deduces the ratio of the match filter to the match incoherent filter and discuss mutual information received by the interceptor. Numerical simulations illustrate radar RF stealth effects based on the security information factor concept under different conditions.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)258-266
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Systems Engineering and Electronics
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2015


  • mutual information
  • radar signal
  • stealth


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