2004 IEEE Radar Conference

Innovative Radar Technologies - Expanding System Capabilities

 
 
 April 26-29, 2004 Wyndham Philadelphia at Franklin Plaza Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
 
 
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Session 7.4
Non-coherent detection of slow-moving targets in high resolution sea clutter

Shannon D. Blunt - Naval Research Laboratory, Karl Gerlach - Naval Research Laboratory, Jeffrey Heyer - Naval Research Laboratory

Wed, 28 April 2004, 1:30 PM - 3:20 PM


Abstract

The radar detection of targets in the presence of sea clutter has historically relied heavily upon the radial velocity of targets with the respect to the radar platform either by estimating the relative target dopplers (such as for STAP processing) or by examining the path targets traverse from scan to scan. However, for targets with little to no radial velocity component, it can become quite difficult to differentiate targets from the surrounding sea clutter. This paper addresses the detection of slow-moving targets in sea clutter and develops an approach for the non-coherent detection of such targets when high range resolution is available.

Bio

Dr. Shannon D. Blunt - Naval Research Laboratory

Dr. Shannon Blunt is with the Naval Research Laboratory, Washington, DC. He received the Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering in 2002 from the University of Missouri. His research interests are in adaptive signal processing for radar and communications. He is a member of Eta Kappa Nu and Tau Beta Pi.

 
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