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Track-before-detect implementation and test results
Author(s): Yair Alon; David D. Johnson; George Henry Mallean; Fred W. Erickson
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Paper Abstract

A track-before-detect processor has been developed by Litton Data Systems Division (DSD), Agoura Hills, Calif. and implemented in hardware. Its objective was to enhance radar and IR dim target detection in adverse conditions. The unit has been integrated with an operational radar system and tested in real time scenarios. This paper describes the processor target detection performance in sea clutter, weather and noise. In specific it addresses the issue of maritime radar detection performance as were observed during sea trials data collection tests. Performance in sea clutter for infra red (IR) sensor is also provided.

Paper Details

Date Published: 29 October 1997
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 3163, Signal and Data Processing of Small Targets 1997, (29 October 1997); doi: 10.1117/12.279547
Show Author Affiliations
Yair Alon, Litton Data Systems (United States)
David D. Johnson, Litton Data Systems (United States)
George Henry Mallean, Litton Data Systems (United States)
Fred W. Erickson, Litton Data Systems (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3163:
Signal and Data Processing of Small Targets 1997
Oliver E. Drummond, Editor(s)

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