Tracking of noncooperative airborne targets using ADS-B signal and radar sensing

Ming Shih Huang, Ram M. Narayanan, Yan Zhang, Arthur Feinberg

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As the Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) system has gained wide acceptance, additional exploitations of the radioed satellite-based information are topics of current interest. One such opportunity includes the augmentation of the communication ADS-B signal with a random biphase modulation for concurrent use as a radar signal. This paper addresses the formulation and analysis of a suitable noncooperative multitarget tracking method for the ADS-B radar system using radar ranging techniques and particle filter algorithms. In addition, the low-update-rate measurement due to the ADS-B system specification is discussed in order to provide acceptable estimation results. Simulation results show satisfactory tracking capability up to several kilometers with acceptable accuracy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number521630
JournalInternational Journal of Aerospace Engineering
StatePublished - 2013

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Aerospace Engineering


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