ANALYSIS OF THE NORTH TRURO SEA CLUTTER DATA

Authors
  1. Chan, H.C.
Corporate Authors
Defence Research Establishment Ottawa, Ottawa ONT (CAN)
Abstract
The performance of shipborne radars is adversely affected by returns from the sea surface surrounding the ship. These returns are called sea clutter in radar terminology. Although sophisticated signal processing techniques have been developed to minimize the interference from sea clutter, the effectiveness of these techniques is highly dependent on the characteristics of sea clutter. In order to optimize shipboard radar-signal-processing performance, a thorough understanding of the sea-clutter behaviour under a wide variety of sea conditions is required. There are two important characteristics of sea clutter which affect radar performance: (a) spectrum and (b) temporal amplitude-statistics. These characteristics change as the radar parameters and the sea conditions change. We present in this report the results of the analysis of sea-clutter data collected at North Truro, Massachusetts by the MIT Lincoln Laboratory. TRUNCATED
Report Number
DREO-1051 —
Date of publication
15 Dec 1990
Number of Pages
61
DSTKIM No
91-01872
CANDIS No
69074
Format(s):
Hardcopy;Originator's fiche received by DSIS

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