Analysis of Non-Homogeneous Weibull Distributed Clutter

Yasin M. H., Uner M. K.

27th Signal Processing and Communications Applications Conference (SIU), Sivas, Turkey, 24 - 26 April 2019 identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
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  • Doi Number: 10.1109/siu.2019.8806245
  • City: Sivas
  • Country: Turkey
  • Middle East Technical University Affiliated: No


In this study, for high resolution CFAR (Constant False Alarm Rate) radar systems, Expectation-Maximization (EM) method was applied to range heterogeneous Weibull clutter to determine homogeneous regions and estimate the parameters of distributions. The number of distribution in range and their ratio, the scale and shape parameter of distributions were assumed to be unknown. The performance of EM algorithm in terms of, the number of clutter regions in the environment, the ratio of the regions, the number of CFAR reference cells, the value of shape and scale parameters of the distributions, was analysed.