International Journal of Antennas and Propagation

Advances in Antenna Array Processing for Radar 2016


Lead Editor

1Harbin Institute of Technology, Harbin, China

2National University of Defense Technology, Changsha, China

3German Aerospace Center (DLR), Weßling, Germany

4Ryerson University, Toronto, Canada

5Yuan-Ze University, Taoyuan, Taiwan

6Wuhan Early Warning Academy, Wuhan, China

Advances in Antenna Array Processing for Radar 2016


Antenna arrays are now an established technology for radar, communication, and sonar equipment. However, the links between the different techniques are often not recognized. Processing of array data is done digitally as close to the element as possible. This has created a realm of possibilities of building array hardware structures and of multichannel processing schemes. Examples are not only many algorithms of nonlinear wave parameter estimation and adaptive interference suppression but also array configurations with sparse arrays and various types of subarrays. These configurations constitute special solutions of a hardware compromise between analog and digital processing. Furthermore, we have methods involving higher order statistics and methods of compressed sensing, where both lead to virtual arrays of larger sizes and potentially better resolution properties. Additionally, there can be combinations of spatial and temporal processing (in particular space-time adaptive processing, STAP).

The purpose of this special issue is to bring together these antenna and processing related aspects, linking the theoretical possibilities with the operational aspects and hardware constraints.

Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Pattern synthesis, sidelobe reduction, and beamforming
  • Adaptive interference suppression and sidelobe blanking
  • Slow- and fast-time STAP
  • Direction finding, monopulse, and superresolution methods
  • Detection with adaptive array
  • Array configurations and subarray concepts
  • Conformal arrays and thinned arrays
  • Autocalibration and compensation of arrays
  • Array processing for MIMO radar, passive radar, and ECM/ESM sensors
  • Array processing for multichannel SAR, MIMO-SAR, and ISAR
  • Emerging techniques and innovative concepts
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