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Super noncoherent integration: analysis of performance
Author(s): Frederick E. Daum
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Paper Abstract

This paper analyzes a new method to detect targets. The new method, called `super noncoherent integration' (SNCI), can improve overall detection performance by typically 5 dB to 10 dB relative to conventional noncoherent integration. A simple back-of-the-envelope formula is derived which quantifies the performance improvement of SNCI. Conventional noncoherent integration (CNCI) uses only amplitude measurements to distinguish targets from noise or clutter. In contrast, SNCI uses amplitude data in addition to: monopulse data, quadrature monopulse data, range and Doppler data over a sequence of N transmitted radar waveforms.

Paper Details

Date Published: 6 July 1994
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 2235, Signal and Data Processing of Small Targets 1994, (6 July 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.179088
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Frederick E. Daum, Raytheon Co. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2235:
Signal and Data Processing of Small Targets 1994
Oliver E. Drummond, Editor(s)

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