Bistatic Radar: Current State
WEBERT MONTLOUIS, PhD, SMIEEE
The Johns Hopkins University
ECE Department, Faculty
Applied Physics Lab, Chief Scientist
3400 North Charles Street, Baltimore, MD 21218
Phone: (617) – 820 - 4254
Passive Bistatic Radar (PBR), also known as Passive Coherent Location (PCL), has provided a cheap method to perform surveillance over a wide area using readily available illuminators. In recent years this technology has seen an explosive growth due to the ability to cheaply build bistatic radar systems. The enablers that make these systems possible are (1) advances in antenna design, (2) improvements in radio frequency components and (3) computer resources such as the Central Processing Unit (CPU) and Graphics Processing Unit (GPU). As is often the case, new developments always provide researchers a platform to conduct new investigations and answer questions that were previously out of reach. To date the performance of such systems is not fully understood and it becomes a necessity for user countries to characterize these radar systems so as to minimize adverse impacts on their systems.
In this presentation we will discuss the bistatic radar concept, recent advances that open the door for new development and the ability of such systems to dynamically detect and track targets of opportunity. We also outline how, given the appropriate system architecture and design parameters, these systems can be very effective in presence of multipath and other environmental conditions.
Keywords: GPU, Multichannel Signal Processing, Passive Bistatic Radar and System Architecture.
Webert Montlouis received his BS, MS and PhD in electrical engineering from Northeastern University in Boston, MA. He worked as a principal system engineer at Raytheon in the radar division, System Architecture, Design and Integration Directorate. He is currently with the Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore Maryland. His research interests are in the areas of Multichannel Antenna Array Systems Architecture, Design and associated Signal Processing.
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Date and time:
Saturday, June 30, 2018
12:45 PM—2:30 PM