Abstract

Low probability of intercept radar signals, which are often problematic to detect and characterize, have as their goal ‘to see and not be seen’. Digital intercept receivers are currently moving away from Fourier-based analysis and towards classical time-frequency analysis techniques for the purpose of analyzing these low probability of intercept radar signals. Although these classical time-frequency analysis techniques are an improvement over existing Fourierbased techniques, they still suffer from a lack of readability –which can be caused by poor timefrequency localization (such as the spectrogram), which may in turn lead to inaccurate detection and parameter extraction. In this study, the reassignment method, because of its ability to improve time-frequency localization, is proposed as an improved signal analysis technique to address the poor time-frequency localization deficiency of the spectrogram. This paper presents the novel approach of characterizing low probability of intercept frequency hopping radar signals through utilization and direct comparison of the spectrogram versus the reassigned spectrogram.

How to Cite
L. STEVENS, Daniel. Detection and Parameter Extraction of Low Probability of Intercept Frequency Hopping Signals using the Spectrogram and the Reassigned Spectrogram. Global Journal of Research In Engineering, [S.l.], oct. 2020. ISSN 2249-4596. Available at: <https://engineeringresearch.org/index.php/GJRE/article/view/2074>. Date accessed: 05 dec. 2020. doi: https://doi.org/10.34257/GJREFVOL20IS4PG11.