Knowledge-Aided Covariance Matrix Estimation via Kronecker Product Expansions for Airborne STAP

This letter proposes a new approach for knowledge-aided estimation of structured clutter covariance matrices (CCMs) in airborne radar systems with limited training data. First, we model the CCM in space–time adaptive processing (STAP) as a sum of low-rank Kronecker products. We then apply a permutation operation to convert the Kronecker factors into linear… CONTINUE READING