Jammer cancelation by using space-time adaptive processing

Uysal, Halil
Space-Time Adaptive Processing (STAP) has been widely used in spaceborne and airborne radar platforms in order to track ground moving targets. Jammer is an hostile electronic countermeasure that is being used to degrade radar detection and tracking performance. STAP adapts radar’s antenna radiating pattern in order to reduce jamming effectiveness. Jamming power that enters the system is decreased with respect to the adapted radiation pattern. In this thesis, a generic STAP radar model is developed and implemented in simulation environment. The implemented radar model demonstrates that, STAP can be used in order to suppress wideband jammer effectiveness together with ground clutter effects.