The modelling of radar sea clutter

Watts, Simon (2013). The modelling of radar sea clutter. University of Birmingham. D.Sc.

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This thesis presents selected research papers and patents written by Simon Watts between 1985 and 2012 on the topic of the modelling of radar sea clutter. This work has been based on the development and exploitation of the compound K distribution model for the amplitude statistics of radar sea clutter. It has covered the development of the model, through the analysis of recorded radar data, to establish
its validity over a wide range of conditions and for both coherent and non-coherent radar processing. The work has also developed methods for exploiting the model for
improved performance prediction for radar systems, the analysis and development of new detection signal processing schemes and the use of these models for the specification and measurement of radar performance, for the procurement of radar systems. All the work has been undertaken in an industrial environment, motivated by the need to develop improved radar systems to meet customer requirements.

Type of Work: Thesis (Higher Doctorates > D.Sc.)
Award Type: Higher Doctorates > D.Sc.
College/Faculty: Colleges (2008 onwards) > College of Engineering & Physical Sciences
School or Department: School of Engineering, Department of Electronic, Electrical and Systems Engineering
Funders: None/not applicable
Subjects: Q Science > Q Science (General)
T Technology > T Technology (General)


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