Journal of Systems Engineering and Electronics ›› 2017, Vol. 28 ›› Issue (6): 1089-1097.doi: 10.21629/JSEE.2017.06.07

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Method to reconnoiter pulse amplitude train for phased array radar based on Hausdorff distance#br#

Chuan Sheng*, Yongshun Zhang, Wenlong Lu, and Junwei Xie   

  1. Air and Missile Defense College, Air Force Engineering University, Xi’an 710051, China
  • Online:2017-12-27 Published:2017-12-27


This paper presents a method to estimate beam pointing of phased array radar by the pulse amplitude train, which is significant in radar electronic reconnaissance and electronic support measure. Firstly, the antenna patterns modeling of the phased array system is exploited to build the radar sweeping model and the signal propagation model. Secondly, the relationship between the variation of the radiated power and the antenna beam pointing angles in the given airspace is analyzed. Based on the above two points, the sample with obvious amplitude characteristics of the pulse amplitude train can be screened out after detecting the train peaks. Finally, the sample is matched to the subsequent pulse amplitude train based on the Hausdorff distance. The proposed methods have less prior knowledge and higher efficiency and are easier to process. By cross correlating the sample of the pulse amplitude train with the sample data of the antenna follow-up radiation, the probability of detection of the beam pointing direction becomes larger in case that the subsequent antenna beam returns to the specific position.