Journal of Systems Engineering and Electronics ›› 2009, Vol. 20 ›› Issue (1): 76-80.

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Detection of weak target for MIMO radar based on Hough transform

Zeng Jiankui & He Zishu   

  1. School of Electronic Engineering, Univ. of Electronic Science and Technology of China,
    Chengdu 610054, P. R. China
  • Online:2009-02-18 Published:2010-01-03


An effective method of multiple input multiple output (MIMO) radar weak target detection is proposed based on the Hough transform. The detection time duration is divided into multiple coherent processing intervals (CPIs). Within each CPI, conventional methods such as fast Fourier transform (FFT) is exploit to coherent integrating in same range cell. Furthermore, noncoherent integration through several range cells can be implemented by Hough transform among all CPIs. Thus, higher integration gain can be obtained. Simulation results are also given to demonstrate that the detection performance of weak moving target can be dramatically improved.