Evaluation of Methods for Non-coherent Integration
of SNR in Radar Signal Processing
Master Thesis, Report UPTEC 95140E, 50 pp,
The signal to noise ratio (SNR) of a target can be improved,
i.e. the range of the radar can be increased, if consistent
properties of the target movement in the signal space are
exploited. To achieve this improvement
Non Coherent Integration techniques can be used.
The scope of this report is to investigate some
properties of an Adaptive Filter Algorithm (AFA) and
the Hough transform in two dimensions.
The methods have been applied to two different radar systems;
one airborne surveillance radar and one ground based radar.
The results indicate that with the use of
Non Coherent Methods, it is possible
to detect targets at a lower SNR ratio than if conventional
techniques were to be used.
radar; non coherent integaration; NCI;
adaptive filters; Hough transform; AFA.
- Communicator C3Consult AB
- Thesis Advisors:
- Mikael Sternad