Non-Line-of-Sight Radar is the first book on the new and exciting area of detecting and tracking targets via radar multipath without direct-line-of-sight (DLOS). This revolutionary capability is finding new applications in the tracking of objects in non-line-of-sight (NLOS) urban environments including detection and tracking of UAVs. This book brings together for the first time all the essential underpinnings and techniques required to develop and field a viable NLOS radar. It presents many examples, including electromagnetic radiation propagation in urban NLOS environments, extracting building location and morphology from readily available terrain databases, predictive ray-tracing techniques, and multi-target NLOS tracking.
Readers will learn how to apply radar to urban tracking that was previously deemed impossible. The book shows how real-time physics calculations can be incorporated into the radar processor, and how existing radar hardware can be adopted for non-line-of-sight radar use without major upgrades. Including results from both high-fidelity, physics-based simulations and actual flight test data, this book establishes the efficacy of NLOS radar in practical applications.
Table Of Contents
Introduction; Review of Ground Surveillance Sensors; Exploiting Multipath Physics in Detection and Tracking; Databases; High-fidelity modeling and simulation; Computing Hardware Acceleration Strategies.