Small target detection in sea clutter

S. Panagopolous, J.J. Soraghan

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

58 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

Sea clutter in marine surveillance radar makes the task of detecting small targets a very challenging problem. In this paper, a set of three signal processing techniques designed to suppress unwanted sea clutter radar echo and achieve target detection with no prior knowledge of the ocean and environmental conditions is presented. These include signal averaging, time-frequency representation, and morphological filtering. Datasets from real marine radar operating in staring mode are used to illustrate the performance of the new approaches.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1355-1362
Number of pages7
JournalIEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing
Volume42
Issue number7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2004

Fingerprint

Marine radar
Radar clutter
Target tracking
radar
Surveillance radar
Signal processing
signal processing
environmental conditions
ocean
sea
detection

Keywords

  • geophysical signal processing
  • marine radar
  • radar detection
  • time-frequency analysis

Cite this

@article{f79278d6d2414426adc36ff04640a570,
title = "Small target detection in sea clutter",
abstract = "Sea clutter in marine surveillance radar makes the task of detecting small targets a very challenging problem. In this paper, a set of three signal processing techniques designed to suppress unwanted sea clutter radar echo and achieve target detection with no prior knowledge of the ocean and environmental conditions is presented. These include signal averaging, time-frequency representation, and morphological filtering. Datasets from real marine radar operating in staring mode are used to illustrate the performance of the new approaches.",
keywords = "geophysical signal processing, marine radar, radar detection, time-frequency analysis",
author = "S. Panagopolous and J.J. Soraghan",
year = "2004",
doi = "10.1109/TGRS.2004.827259",
language = "English",
volume = "42",
pages = "1355--1362",
journal = "IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing",
issn = "0196-2892",
publisher = "IEEE",
number = "7",

}

Small target detection in sea clutter. / Panagopolous, S.; Soraghan, J.J.

In: IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, Vol. 42, No. 7, 2004, p. 1355-1362.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

TY - JOUR

T1 - Small target detection in sea clutter

AU - Panagopolous, S.

AU - Soraghan, J.J.

PY - 2004

Y1 - 2004

N2 - Sea clutter in marine surveillance radar makes the task of detecting small targets a very challenging problem. In this paper, a set of three signal processing techniques designed to suppress unwanted sea clutter radar echo and achieve target detection with no prior knowledge of the ocean and environmental conditions is presented. These include signal averaging, time-frequency representation, and morphological filtering. Datasets from real marine radar operating in staring mode are used to illustrate the performance of the new approaches.

AB - Sea clutter in marine surveillance radar makes the task of detecting small targets a very challenging problem. In this paper, a set of three signal processing techniques designed to suppress unwanted sea clutter radar echo and achieve target detection with no prior knowledge of the ocean and environmental conditions is presented. These include signal averaging, time-frequency representation, and morphological filtering. Datasets from real marine radar operating in staring mode are used to illustrate the performance of the new approaches.

KW - geophysical signal processing

KW - marine radar

KW - radar detection

KW - time-frequency analysis

UR - http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/TGRS.2004.827259

U2 - 10.1109/TGRS.2004.827259

DO - 10.1109/TGRS.2004.827259

M3 - Article

VL - 42

SP - 1355

EP - 1362

JO - IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing

JF - IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing

SN - 0196-2892

IS - 7

ER -