Our objective is to detect and locate drones entering an urban area to be protected by observing the signals emitted by cellular stations. Studies have shown that it is possible to locate a drone if it is close to the listening system and the cellular station (i.e. the base station). When the situation is more complex (i.e. there is no direct path between the cellular station and the radar or in the presence of several transmitting cellular stations causing a high level of interference), a single listening system called passive radar cannot correctly detect and locate the drone. To overcome these difficult conditions, we wish to distribute or deploy in the area to be protected a set of low-complexity passive radars which optimally exploit the signals emitted by these cellular stations. A distribution and deployment strategy for passive radars must then be considered by taking into account the positions of the transmitting cellular stations. The possibility of exchanging information between passive radars must also be considered in order to better manage interference linked to cellular stations.
Pre-requisite: Master 2 level with a focus on digital signal processing. Good knowledge of telecommunications, radar and propagation is recommended.
At CEA Grenoble the doctoral student will work with experts in signal processing for télécommunications (http://www.leti-cea.fr/cea-tech/leti/english/Pages/Applied-Research/Facilities/telecommunications-platform.aspx)