Doppler characteristics of sea clutter.

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Doppler radars can distinguish targets from clutter if the target's velocity along the radar line of sight is beyond that of the clutter. Some targets of interest may have a Doppler shift similar to that of clutter. The nature of sea clutter is different in the clutter and exo-clutter regions. This behavior requires special consideration regarding where a radar can expect to find sea-clutter returns in Doppler space and what detection algorithms are most appropriate to help mitigate false alarms and increase probability of detection of a target. This paper studies the existing state-of-the-art in the understanding of Doppler characteristics ... continued below

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Raynal, Ann Marie & Doerry, Armin Walter June 1, 2010.

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Doppler radars can distinguish targets from clutter if the target's velocity along the radar line of sight is beyond that of the clutter. Some targets of interest may have a Doppler shift similar to that of clutter. The nature of sea clutter is different in the clutter and exo-clutter regions. This behavior requires special consideration regarding where a radar can expect to find sea-clutter returns in Doppler space and what detection algorithms are most appropriate to help mitigate false alarms and increase probability of detection of a target. This paper studies the existing state-of-the-art in the understanding of Doppler characteristics of sea clutter and scattering from the ocean to better understand the design and performance choices of a radar in differentiating targets from clutter under prevailing sea conditions.

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  • Report No.: SAND2010-3828
  • Grant Number: AC04-94AL85000
  • DOI: 10.2172/992329 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 992329
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc1014834

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Raynal, Ann Marie & Doerry, Armin Walter. Doppler characteristics of sea clutter., report, June 1, 2010; United States. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc1014834/: accessed December 14, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.