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 3.3
Space-Time Adaptive Processing II

Dr. Scott Goldstein - SAIC, Dr. Joseph R. Guerci - DARPA

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


The first half of this tutorial will build upon the basic STAP material by deriving the concepts from a radar detection theoretic foundation. This rigorous approach reveals many of the assumptions that go into the linear algebra of STAP and identifies area for advanced research in the field. Many of the problems in STAP can be addressed by intelligent signal processing: reduced rank adaptive processing and incorporating prior knowledge represent two powerful approaches that are synergetic.

In the second half of this tutorial, an in-depth overview of the newly emerging area of knowledge-aided sensor signal processing and expert reasoning (KASSPER) will be explored. Through the exploitation of a new real-time embedded computing architecture incorporating a high-fidelity physical database, many adaptation problems due to nonstationary clutter environments can be solved in an entirely new manner. Details of ?look-ahead? scheduling for real-time database management and KASSPER algorithm concepts will be provided along with results for both simulated and measured data.

This Tutorial has a recommended book:

?Space-Time Adaptive Processing for Radar?, Joseph R. Guerci, Artech House, 2003.

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. Scott Goldstein - SAIC

J.S. Goldstein is a Vice President at SAIC, where he is leads over 30 engineers and scientists performing advanced research for DoD and the intelligence community. He is a member of SAIC?s Executive Science and Technology Council, the IEEE Fellow Selection Committee, a Vice President and member of the Board of Governor?s for the IEEE Aerospace and Electronic Systems Society, a member of the IEEE Radar Systems Panel, and the current Chairman of the 6,000+ member Northern Virginia Section of the IEEE. Scott was awarded the Fred Nathanson Radar Engineer of the Year award in 2002 and was selected for the 2003 National Academy of Engineering?s Frontiers of Engineering Program as one of the Nation?s 100 outstanding engineers from industry, academia and government

Dr. Joseph R. Guerci - DARPA

Dr. Guerci is the Deputy Director of the Special Projects Office (SPO) at the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), where is engaged in the development of next generation adaptive sensors and systems for both terrestrial and space based applications. He has eight US patents, numerous peer reviewed technical publications, is a Member of the IEEE Radar Systems Panel, and is author of Space-Time Adaptive Processing for Radar (Artech House) that is based on a popular course he has taught in academia, government and industry.

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