Deep learning for radar signal detection in electronic warfare systems
IEEE National Radar Conference
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Detection of radar signals is the initial step for passive systems. Since these systems do not have prior information about received signal, application of matched filter and general likelihood ratio tests are infeasible. In this paper, we propose a new method for detecting received pulses automatically with no restriction of having intentional modulation or pulse on pulse situation. Our method utilizes a cognitive detector incorporating bidirectional long-short term memory based deep denoising autoencoders. Moreover, a novel loss function for detection is developed. Performance of the proposed method is compared to two well known detectors, namely: energy detector and time-frequency domain detector. Qualitative experiments show that the proposed method is able to detect presence of a signal with low probability of false alarm and it outperforms the other methods in all signal-to-noise ratio cases.