Performance Analysis of Ground Moving Target Detection for Airborne MIMO Radar


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The performance of a Ground Moving Target Indication (GMTI) radar is determined by the interference level of the clutter to a large extent. With the longer illumination and the larger aperture, Multiple-Input, Multiple-Output (MIMO) radar greatly enhances the ability to detect the slow-moving target. This paper compares MIMO radar with conventional phased-array radar in terms of signal to clutter and noise ratio (SCNR) performance. Moreover, the paper proves the fact that the improvement of SCNR with MIMO techniques is not only limited in the antenna configuration of the side-looking but also non-sidelooking array-antenna. The analysis of mianlobe clutter and sidelobe clutter levels can greatly simplify the computation of the total clutter. Finally, the experimental simulation is been given.



Edited by:

Mohamed Othman




C. C. Li et al., "Performance Analysis of Ground Moving Target Detection for Airborne MIMO Radar", Applied Mechanics and Materials, Vols. 229-231, pp. 1414-1418, 2012

Online since:

November 2012




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