Knowledge-Based Radar Detection, Tracking, and Classification

Knowledge-Based Radar Detection, Tracking, and Classification

Editor(s): Fulvio Gini, Muralidhar Rangaswamy

Published Online: 15 OCT 2007

Print ISBN: 9780470149300

Online ISBN: 9780470283158

DOI: 10.1002/9780470283158

About this Book

Discover the technology for the next generation of radar systems

Here is the first book that brings together the key concepts essential for the application of Knowledge Based Systems (KBS) to radar detection, tracking, classification, and scheduling. The book highlights the latest advances in both KBS and radar signal and data processing, presenting a range of perspectives and innovative results that have set the stage for the next generation of adaptive radar systems.

The book begins with a chapter introducing the concept of Knowledge Based (KB) radar.
The remaining nine chapters focus on current developments and recent applications of KB concepts to specific radar functions. Among the key topics explored are:

  • Fundamentals of relevant KB techniques

  • KB solutions as they apply to the general radar problem

  • KBS applications for the constant false-alarm rate processor

  • KB control for space-time adaptive processing

  • KB techniques applied to existing radar systems

  • Integrated end-to-end radar signals

  • Data processing with overarching KB control

All chapters are self-contained, enabling readers to focus on those topics of greatest interest. Each one begins with introductory remarks, moves on to detailed discussions and analysis, and ends with a list of references. Throughout the presentation, the authors offer examples of how KBS works and how it can dramatically improve radar performance and capability. Moreover, the authors forecast the impact of KB technology on future systems, including important civilian, military, and homeland defense applications.

With chapters contributed by leading international researchers and pioneers in the field, this text is recommended for both students and professionals in radar and sonar detection, tracking, and classification and radar resource management.

Table of contents

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    3. Chapter 1

      Introduction (pages 1–8)

      Fulvio Gini and Muralidhar Rangaswamy

    4. Chapter 3

      Knowledge-Based Radar Signal and Data Processing: A Tutorial Overview (pages 31–53)

      Gerard T. Capraro, Alfonso Farina, Hugh D. Griffiths and Michael C. Wicks

    5. Chapter 6

      CFAR Knowledge-Aided Radar Detection and its Demonstration Using Measured Airborne Data (pages 103–128)

      Christopher T. Capraro, Gerard T. Capraro, Antonio De Maio, Alfonso Farina and Michael C. Wicks

    6. Chapter 7

      STAP via Knowledge-Aided Covariance Estimation and the FRACTA Meta-Algorithm (pages 129–165)

      Shannon D. Blunt, Karl Gerlach, Muralidhar Rangaswamy and Aaron K. Shackelford

    7. Chapter 8

      Knowledge-Based Radar Tracking (pages 167–196)

      Alessio Benavoli, Luigi Chisci, Alfonso Farina, Sandro Immediata and Luca Timmoneri

    8. Chapter 10

      Multifunction Radar Resource Management (pages 225–263)

      Sergio Luis de Carvalho Miranda, Chris J. Baker, Karl Woodbridge and Hugh D. Griffiths

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