Accuracy of the equivalent noise model of clutter in radar equation

DEMİR Ş., Secmen M., Hizal A.

International Radar Symposium 2007, IRS 2007, Cologne, Germany, 5 - 07 September 2007, vol.2007-January identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Volume: 2007-January
  • City: Cologne
  • Country: Germany
  • Middle East Technical University Affiliated: Yes


Practical approaches to evaluate the performance of a radar using the radar range equation are valuable as they provide very quick assessment of the chosen radar parameters. Barton proposed the concept of equivalent noise power for clutter which is added to the thermal noise in the radar range equation. This paper is aimed at evaluating the accuracy of this approach by applying the concept to the detection of various Swerling targets in sea clutter. Barton's method will be compared with Watts rigorous approach.