An Improved Spread Clutter Estimated Canceller for Main-Lobe Clutter Suppression in Small-Aperture HFSWR

Di YAO  Xin ZHANG  Qiang YANG  Weibo DENG  

Publication
IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Fundamentals of Electronics, Communications and Computer Sciences   Vol.E101-A   No.9   pp.1575-1579
Publication Date: 2018/09/01
Online ISSN: 1745-1337
DOI: 10.1587/transfun.E101.A.1575
Type of Manuscript: LETTER
Category: Digital Signal Processing
Keyword: 
high-frequency surface wave radar,  main-lobe clutter suppression,  spread clutter estimated canceller,  small-aperture array,  

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Summary: 
In small-aperture high frequency surface wave radar, the main-lobe clutter all can be seen as a more severe space spread clutter under the influence of the smaller array aperture. It compromises the detection performance of moving vessels, especially when the target is submerged in the clutter. To tackle this issue, an improved spread clutter estimated canceller, combining spread clutter estimated canceller, adaptive selection strategy of the optimal training samples and rotating spatial beam method, is presented to suppress main-lobe clutter in both angle domain and range domain. According to the experimental results, the proposed algorithm is shown to have far superior clutter suppression performance based on the real data.