• KSII Transactions on Internet and Information Systems
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An Improved RF Detection Algorithm Using EMD-based WT

Vol. 13, No. 8, August 30, 2019
10.3837/tiis.2019.08.003, Download Paper (Free):


More and more problems for public security have occurred due to the limited solutions for drone detection especially for micro-drone in long range conditions. This paper aims at dealing with drones detection using a radar system. The radio frequency (RF) signals emitted by a controller can be acquired using the radar, which are usually too weak to extract. To detect the drone successfully, the static clutters and linear trend terms are suppressed based on the background estimation algorithm and linear trend suppression. The principal component analysis technique is used to classify the noises and effective RF signals. The automatic gain control technique is used to enhance the signal to noise ratios (SNR) of RF signals. Meanwhile, the empirical mode decomposition (EMD) based wavelet transform (WT) is developed to decrease the influences of the Gaussian white noises. Then, both the azimuth information between the drone and radar and the bandwidth of the RF signals are acquired based on the statistical analysis algorithm developed in this paper. Meanwhile, the proposed accumulation algorithm can also provide the bandwidth estimation, which can be used to make a decision accurately whether there are drones or not in the detection environments based on the probability theory. The detection performance is validated with several experiments conducted outdoors with strong interferences.


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[IEEE Style]
X. Lv and Z. Wang, "An Improved RF Detection Algorithm Using EMD-based WT," KSII Transactions on Internet and Information Systems, vol. 13, no. 8, pp. 3862-3879, 2019. DOI: 10.3837/tiis.2019.08.003.

[ACM Style]
Xue Lv and Zekun Wang. 2019. An Improved RF Detection Algorithm Using EMD-based WT. KSII Transactions on Internet and Information Systems, 13, 8, (2019), 3862-3879. DOI: 10.3837/tiis.2019.08.003.