Adaptive cell-averaging CFAR detection in distributed sensor networks

Mourad Barkat, Pramod K. Varshney

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The problem of adaptive cell-averaging constant false-alarm rate (CFAR) detection is considered for two distributed sensor network topologies, namely the parallel and the tandem topologies. The compressed data transmitted amongst the detectors is assumed to be in the form of decisions. The overall systems are optimized to yield the maximum probability of detection for a fixed probability of false alarm. The performance of the systems is also analyzed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)424-429
Number of pages6
JournalIEEE Transactions on Aerospace and Electronic Systems
Issue number3
StatePublished - 1991
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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