12 May 2016 Clutter attenuation using the Doppler effect in standoff electromagnetic quantum sensing
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In the context of traditional radar systems, the Doppler effect is crucial to detect and track moving targets in the presence of clutter. In the quantum radar context, however, most theoretical performance analyses to date have assumed static targets. In this paper we consider the Doppler effect at the single photon level. In particular, we describe how the Doppler effect produced by clutter and moving targets modifies the quantum distinguishability and the quantum radar error detection probability equations. Furthermore, we show that Doppler-based delayline cancelers can reduce the effects of clutter in the context of quantum radar, but only in the low-brightness regime. Thus, quantum radar may prove to be an important technology if the electronic battlefield requires stealthy tracking and detection of moving targets in the presence of clutter.
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Marco Lanzagorta, Marco Lanzagorta, Oliverio Jitrik, Oliverio Jitrik, Jeffrey Uhlmann, Jeffrey Uhlmann, Salvador Venegas, Salvador Venegas, } "Clutter attenuation using the Doppler effect in standoff electromagnetic quantum sensing", Proc. SPIE 9829, Radar Sensor Technology XX, 98291E (12 May 2016); doi: 10.1117/12.2223972; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2223972
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