Waveform-agile tracking in heavy sea clutter

Sandeep P. Sira, Antonia Papandreou-Suppappola, Darryl Morrell, Douglas Cochran

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Abstract

The detection and tracking of small targets on the ocean surface is a challenging problem due to low signal-to-clutter ratio (SCR) that results from low grazing angles and high sea state. Recent advances in sensing technologies have enabled waveform-agile schemes that tailor the sensor waveform to match the overall sensing objective. In this paper, we propose a methodology to dynamically adapt the transmitted waveform to improve the tracking performance for scenarios characterized by heavy sea clutter. Employing the compound-Gaussian model for sea clutter, we develop an algorithm for online design of a phase-modulated waveform that improves the SCR in a range bin of interest. A particle filter tracker uses the measurements obtained by this waveform to estimate the target state. We present a simulation study to demonstrate that our scheme leads to improved tracking performance.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2007 International Waveform Diversity and Design Conference, WDD
Pages372-376
Number of pages5
DOIs
StatePublished - 2007
Event2007 International Conference on Waveform Diversity and Design, WDD'07 - Pisa, Italy
Duration: Jun 4 2007Jun 8 2007

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Other2007 International Conference on Waveform Diversity and Design, WDD'07
CountryItaly
CityPisa
Period6/4/076/8/07

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Sira, S. P., Papandreou-Suppappola, A., Morrell, D., & Cochran, D. (2007). Waveform-agile tracking in heavy sea clutter. In 2007 International Waveform Diversity and Design Conference, WDD (pp. 372-376). [4339446] https://doi.org/10.1109/WDDC.2007.4339446

Waveform-agile tracking in heavy sea clutter. / Sira, Sandeep P.; Papandreou-Suppappola, Antonia; Morrell, Darryl; Cochran, Douglas.

2007 International Waveform Diversity and Design Conference, WDD. 2007. p. 372-376 4339446.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Sira, SP, Papandreou-Suppappola, A, Morrell, D & Cochran, D 2007, Waveform-agile tracking in heavy sea clutter. in 2007 International Waveform Diversity and Design Conference, WDD., 4339446, pp. 372-376, 2007 International Conference on Waveform Diversity and Design, WDD'07, Pisa, Italy, 6/4/07. https://doi.org/10.1109/WDDC.2007.4339446
Sira SP, Papandreou-Suppappola A, Morrell D, Cochran D. Waveform-agile tracking in heavy sea clutter. In 2007 International Waveform Diversity and Design Conference, WDD. 2007. p. 372-376. 4339446 https://doi.org/10.1109/WDDC.2007.4339446
Sira, Sandeep P. ; Papandreou-Suppappola, Antonia ; Morrell, Darryl ; Cochran, Douglas. / Waveform-agile tracking in heavy sea clutter. 2007 International Waveform Diversity and Design Conference, WDD. 2007. pp. 372-376
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