Distributed CFAR target detection

C. H. Gowda, M. K. Uner, Pramod Kumar Varshney, R. Viswanathan

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We present a review of different distributed constant false alarm rate target detection techniques. We argue that for optimum results involving multiple targets and clutter of variable characteristics, the proper choice is an architecture involving decentralizing processing at multiple sensor sites. A new radar target detection example shows that a simple Boolean OR fusion rule can provide robust and competitive performance when compared to more complex fusion rules.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)257-267
Number of pages11
JournalJournal of the Franklin Institute
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1999


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Signal Processing
  • Information Systems and Management
  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Control and Optimization
  • Modeling and Simulation

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Gowda, C. H., Uner, M. K., Varshney, P. K., & Viswanathan, R. (1999). Distributed CFAR target detection. Journal of the Franklin Institute, 336(2), 257-267.