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Clutter locus equation for more general linear array orientation
Author(s): Douglas L. Bickel
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Paper Abstract

The clutter locus is an important concept in space-time adaptive processing (STAP) for ground moving target indicator (GMTI) radar systems. The clutter locus defines the expected ground clutter location in the angle-Doppler domain. Typically in literature, the clutter locus is presented as a line, or even a set of ellipsoids, under certain assumptions about the geometry of the array. Most often, the array is assumed to be in the horizontal plane containing the velocity vector. This paper will give a more general 3-dimensional interpretation of the clutter locus for a general linear array orientation.

Paper Details

Date Published: 21 June 2011
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 8021, Radar Sensor Technology XV, 80210Y (21 June 2011); doi: 10.1117/12.884528
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Douglas L. Bickel, Sandia National Labs. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8021:
Radar Sensor Technology XV
Kenneth I. Ranney; Armin W. Doerry, Editor(s)

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