Accession Number : AD0670188

Title :   ANTENNA PROCESSING FOR SURFACE TARGET DETECTION,

Corporate Author : HUGHES AIRCRAFT CO CULVER CITY CALIF ANTENNA DEPT

Personal Author(s) : Young,G. O.

Report Date : FEB 1968

Pagination or Media Count : 122

Abstract : The problem of antenna processing for surface target detection in clutter is considered in this report. The general problem of the hypothesis testing and estimating of N targets in clutter and noise is formulated by means of decision theory. The theory is applied to the case of a single, nonscintillating target with unknown a priori amplitude, phase, and location. The a priori statistics of these parameters are assumed, and target detection is accomplished by means of a generalized likelihood ratio test. The hypothesis test is instrumented for clutter as well as receiver noise. Both scintillating and nonscintillating clutter are considered. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*SURFACE TARGETS, *TARGET ACQUISITION), RADAR ANTENNAS, RADAR CLUTTER, OPTIMIZATION, DETECTION, RADAR TARGETS, NOISE(RADAR), PROCESSING, SCINTILLATION, STATISTICAL ANALYSIS, DECISION THEORY

Subject Categories : Active & Passive Radar Detection & Equipment

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE