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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Tutorial 3.1
Radar Clutter

Dr. Maurice W. Long - Private Consultant

Thu, 29 April 2004, 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM


The objective of this tutorial is to describe land, sea, and weather clutter in a manner understandable to both new and experienced radar engineers. Clutter characteristics applicable to radar system design will be discussed, but specific techniques or processors for clutter suppression will not be addressed. The tutorial will begin with a brief discussion on basic reflectivity concepts and definitions. Course material will include echo amplitude statistics, Doppler spectra, statistical independence of pulses, spiky clutter, average radar cross section, and effects of changes in polarization or frequency. The tutorial will be closed with a summary of principal features of land, sea, and rain clutter; and a list of references.

This Tutorial has a recommended book:

?Radar Reflectivity of Land and Sea?, 3rd edition, Maurice W. Long, Artech House, 2001.

You may order this book at a 15% discount and free shipping by contacting Dudley Kay at Scitech Publishing, 919-866-1501, or email dkay@scitechpub.com. Please order the book no later than April 15, 2004 in order to receive it before leaving for the conference (before April 23rd).


Dr. Maurice W. Long - Private Consultant

Dr. Maurice Long is author of Radar Reflectivity of Land and Sea, 3rd edition, Artech House, 2001; and editor, Airborne Early Warning System Concepts, Artech House, 1992. Retired from Georgia Institute of Technology, his last position was Director of Engineering Experiment Station (now Georgia Tech Research Institute). He works part-time as a private consultant on small target detection, Principal Research Engineer at Georgia Tech Research Institute, and professor at Southern Polytechnic State University. He is a Life Fellow of IEEE, a member of Commission F of URSI and of Academy of Electromagnetics. His biography appears in Who?s Who in America, American Men and Women of Science, and Who?s Who in Engineering.

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