A novel dwelling time design method for low probability of intercept in a complex radar network
Free (open access)
Volume 10 (2015), Issue 4
310 - 319
Z. ZHANG, J. ZHU & S. SALOUS
To achieve the important tactical requirement of low probability of intercept (LPI) in the complex radar network, dynamically controlling the emission of the radars is very necessary. A novel radar dwelling time control strategy based on an interacting multiple model algorithm is presented in this paper, which controls the dwelling time of radar according to predicted covariance matrix during tracking, taking advantage of the relation model between the dwelling time and the tracking performance. First, the complex radar network is built for target tracking. Secondly, the influence of the dwelling time is considered in the tracking performance of the complex radar network. Finally, a decision will be made after the dwelling time for every radar is obtained by particle swarm optimization, the radar with the smallest dwelling time will be selected to track target. The tracking accuracy and LPI performance are demonstrated in the Monte Carlo simulations. The results are validated through the comparison with other methods.
dwelling time, interacting multiple model, low probability of intercept, target tracking