Application of the level crossing rate function to sea clutter

Masoud Farshchian, Ali Abdi, Fred Posner

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The contribution of this paper is to propose, and compute the level crossing rate (LCR), average calm duration (ACD) and average surge duration (ASD) in the context of radar clutter and false alarm analysis. The derived formulas for the LCR, ACD and ASD are then compared to their measured values calculated from experimental radar sea clutter and are shown to be in good agreement. These quantities are useful for false alarm analysis and synthetic clutter validation. In the clutter region, they provide an estimate of the expected number of spikes per second, the mean spike duration and the mean interval between spikes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2012 IEEE Radar Conference
Subtitle of host publicationUbiquitous Radar, RADARCON 2012 - Conference Program
Number of pages5
StatePublished - 2012
Event2012 IEEE Radar Conference: Ubiquitous Radar, RADARCON 2012 - Atlanta, GA, United States
Duration: May 7 2012May 11 2012

Publication series

NameIEEE National Radar Conference - Proceedings
ISSN (Print)1097-5659


Other2012 IEEE Radar Conference: Ubiquitous Radar, RADARCON 2012
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityAtlanta, GA

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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