Radar constant false alarm rate (CFAR) detection is addressed in this correspondence. Motivated by the frequently encountered problem of clutter-edge heterogeneity, we model the secondary data as a probability mixture and impose a hierarchical model for the inference problem. A two-stage CFAR detector stucture is proposed. Empirical Bayesian inference is adopted in the first stage for training data selection followed by a CFAR processor using the identified homogeneous training set for target detection. One of the advantages of the proposed algorithm is its inherent adaptivity; i.e., the threshold setting is much less sensitive to the nonstationary environment compared with other standard CFAR procedures.
|Number of pages
|IEEE Transactions on Aerospace and Electronic Systems
|Published - Oct 2003
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Aerospace Engineering
- Electrical and Electronic Engineering