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Generic evaluation tracker database for OTH radar
Author(s): Lorraine E. Flanders; Michael P. Hartnett; Vincent C. Vannicola
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Paper Abstract

This paper provides a real world target and clutter model for evaluation of radar signal processing algorithms. The procedure is given for target and clutter data collection which is then followed by the equalization and superposition method. We show how the model allows one to vary the target signal to clutter noise ratio so that system performance may be assessed over a wide range of target amplitudes, i.e. detection probability versus target signal to noise ratio. Three candidate pre-track algorithms are evaluated and compared using this model as input in conjunction with an advanced tracker algorithm as a post processor. Data used for the model represents airborne traffic operating over the body of water bounded by North, Central, and South America. The processors relate to the deployment of Over the Horizon Radar for drug interdiction. All the components of this work, model as well as the processors, are in software.

Paper Details

Date Published: 4 October 1999
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 3809, Signal and Data Processing of Small Targets 1999, (4 October 1999); doi: 10.1117/12.364017
Show Author Affiliations
Lorraine E. Flanders, Air Force Research Lab. (United States)
Michael P. Hartnett, Decision-Science Applications, Inc. (United States)
Vincent C. Vannicola, Decision-Science Applications, Inc. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3809:
Signal and Data Processing of Small Targets 1999
Oliver E. Drummond, Editor(s)

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