Target Tracking While Jamming by Airborne Radar for Low Probability of Detection

Fei Wang, Xin-Bo Cong, Chen-Guang Shi, Mathini Sellathurai

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Although radiation power minimization is the most important method for an advanced stealth aircraft to achieve the low probability of detection (LPD) performance against the opposite passive detection system (PDS), it is not always effective when the performance of PDS is advanced. In a target tracking scenario, an interference tactic is proposed in this paper to keep the airborne radar in an LPD state. Firstly, this paper introduces the minimization radiation power design of airborne radar based on the distance between the radar and the target, and introduces the minimization radiation power design of the airborne jammer based on the predicted detection probability of the opposite PDS. Then, after consulting the most commonly used constant false alarm rate (CFAR) technologies in passive detection systems, including the cell average CFAR, the greatest of CFAR, the smallest of CFAR and the ordered statistic CFAR, this paper analyzes their relationships and points out the way of interference. Finally, based on the constraints, not only including the predicted detection probabilities of airborne radar and opposite PDS, respectively, but also including the time synchronization which is necessary to avoid the leaked interference power generated by airborne jammer jamming the airborne radar echoes from the target, this paper establishes a math model to minimize the total interference power of airborne jammer without interfering target tracking. Simulation results show that the proposed model is effective.

Original languageEnglish
Article number2903
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - 1 Sept 2018


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