System requirements for harbor surveillance radars are reviewed. Experimental sea clutter data are presented and shown to be closely matched by a log-normal clutter model. Characteristics and parameters of the log-normal clutter model are described. Detection performance against a steady target in a log-normal clutter background, using logarithmic receivers, is provided. A log-normal target model is described. Detection curves for log-normal fluctuating targets in log-normal clutter are developed. A Constant False Alarm Rate (CFAR) processor that adaptively functions in log-normal clutter is described. CFAR detection performance is derived and presented in the form of CFAR loss curves.

  • Availability:
  • Corporate Authors:

    Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)

    3 Park Avenue, 17th Floor
    New York, NY  United States  10016-5997
  • Authors:
    • Schleher, D C
  • Publication Date: 1977-10

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: p. 318-325
  • Serial:

Subject/Index Terms

Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00176864
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 14 1978 12:00AM