A1 Journal article (refereed), original research

Directional sensitivity of track initialisation of a multistatic Doppler-only passive radar network

Open Access publication

Publication Details

Authors: Tolonen Miika, Kauranne Tuomo, Hartikka Juha, Ritola Mauno, Korhonen Matti

Publisher: Institution of Engineering and Technology

Publication year: 2021

Language: English

Related journal or series: IET Radar Sonar and Navigation

Volume number: 15

Issue number: 10

Start page: 1353

End page: 1360

Number of pages: 8

ISSN: 1751-8784

JUFO level of this publication: 1

Digital Object Identifier (DOI): http://dx.doi.org/10.1049/rsn2.12127

Open Access: Open Access publication


A multistatic passive radar network originally presented in Ptak et al. for long-distance aircraft tracking is sensitive to track initialisation errors. When these errors exceed 50 km, target tracking often diverges. Initialisation can be improved by even coarse directional information. The impact of binary directional information was studied, which allows flights to be assigned to start from east or west of the multistatic network. Substantial improvement to the performance of flight tracking is observed on reference data based on Automatic Dependent Surveillance–Broadcast information.

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