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Meeting Number:   28

April 18, 2012


Introduction to Space-Time Adaptive Processing (STAP) for Airborne Radar


Christopher M. Teixeira, Ph.D.
Consulting Systems Engineer
Northrop Grumman


Wednesday, April 18, 2012


5:30 PM:   Snacks
6:00 PM:   Talk begins


National Electronics Museum (NEM)
1745 W. Nursery Road, Linthicum, MD 21090


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Space-time adaptive processing (STAP) is an important technology for enhancing the detection of slow movers from moving radar platforms in the presence of complex interference. In this introductory overview, we motivate why STAP is critical in such scenarios and highlight basic STAP concepts, techniques, metrics and performance using a multi-channel sensor array with a particular focus on mitigating the impact of ground clutter returns on target detection. The progression from theoretically optimal space-time processing to practically implementable reduced degree-of-freedom STAP methods is surveyed, with useful rules-of-thumb and simple, but effective, techniques highlighted. A performance and efficiency comparison of several STAP approaches is presented for a typical airborne simulated scenario. The talk concludes with a partial list of advanced topics in STAP where research is ongoing.


Dr. Chris Teixeira is currently a Consulting Engineer in the Radar Systems Engineering group at Northrop Grumman Electronic Systems in Linthicum, MD, where he works on signal processing algorithms for radar applications including advanced space-time adaptive processing (STAP) techniques for complex interference environments. Specific areas of development include bistatic radar, space-based radar, airborne GMTI / DMTI, MIMO radar, STAP in non-stationarity environments, knowledge-aided STAP and STAP efficiency optimization. Dr. Teixeira has a Ph.D. in Nuclear Engineering from MIT and a B.A.Sc. in Engineering Science from the University of Toronto. He is the author of 15 publications in the area of STAP, holds seven granted US patents, and four Northrop Grumman New Technology Awards.

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