Joint parameter estimation and Cramer-Rao bound analysis in ground-based forward scatter radar

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  • Beijing Institute of Technology
  • Soochow University


Forward scatter radar (FSR) has potential applications such as target detection, classification, and recognition. The success of these issues depends on the accuracy of parameter estimation. Many parameter estimation methods for air-based FSR have been given, but cannot directly be applied in the ground-based ones for the different system functions. The received signal in ground-based FSR depends on the target's electrical size and trajectory, which are unknown a priori. It is impossible to construct an optimal reception with accurate reference function in practical situations. An adaptive method of parameter estimation is therefore proposed in this article, which includes the construction of reference function and the two-dimensional parameter estimation. Furthermore, the Crammer-Rao bounds of estimation accuracy are obtained via the analytical derivation, which can be in turn utilized to determine the estimation step in the algorithm. Finally, the effectiveness of the algorithm is shown using both simulated and experimental data.


Original languageEnglish
Article number80
Number of pages11
JournalEURASIP Journal on Advances in Signal Processing
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 11 Apr 2012