MAXIMUM ENTROPY SPECTRAL ANALYSIS AND RADAR SIGNAL PROCESSING

Authors
  1. Herring, R.W.
Corporate Authors
Communications Research Centre, Ottawa ONT (CAN)
Abstract
The theory and derivation of the maximum-entropy method of spectral analysis and the Burg algorithm, and the potential applicability of these techniques to radar signal processing, are reviewed. This material is presented in a readily comprehensible form for assessment by the practicing radar engineer. Topics such as computational complexity, statistical properties, adaptive clutter suppression and angular spectrum estimation are discussed. It is concluded that, at least at present, maximum-entropy spectral analysis is not a panacea for radar signal processing, due to its substantial computational requirements, and the relatively unknown and potentially unfavorable statistical properties of data analyzed using the Burg algorithm. A promising area of applicability appears to be that of adaptive Doppler filtering.
Report Number
1330 —
Date of publication
15 Jan 1980
Number of Pages
47
DSTKIM No
80-00721
CANDIS No
88422
Format(s):
Hardcopy;Originator's fiche received by DSIS

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