Improved Techniques for the Surveillance of the Near Earth Space Environment with the Murchison Widefield Array
In this paper we demonstrate improved techniques to extend coherent processing intervals for passive radar processing, with the Murchison Widefield Array. Specifically, we apply a two stage linear range and Doppler migration compensation by utilising Keystone Formatting and a recent dechirping method. These methods are used to further demonstrate the potential for the surveillance of space with the Murchison Widefield Array using passive radar, by detecting objects orders of magnitude smaller than previous work. This paper also demonstrates how the linear Doppler migration methods can be extended to higher order compensation to further increase potential processing intervals.
- Pub Date:
- July 2019
- Electrical Engineering and Systems Science - Signal Processing;
- Astrophysics - Instrumentation and Methods for Astrophysics
- Presented at the 2019 IEEE Radar Conference in Boston earlier this year