Log-Normal, Log-Weibull and K-Distributed Sea Clutter

Shuji SAYAMA  Matsuo SEKINE  

IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Communications   Vol.E85-B   No.7   pp.1375-1381
Publication Date: 2002/07/01
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Print ISSN: 0916-8516
Type of Manuscript: PAPER
Category: Sensing
X-band radar,  sea clutter,  amplitude statistics,  AIC,  

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We observed the log normal, log-Weibull and K-distributed sea-clutter from high sea state 7 with an X-band radar for grazing angles between 3.1 and 17.5. To determine the sea-clutter amplitude statistics, we introduced the Akaike Information Criterion (AIC), which is more rigorous fit of the distribution to the data than the least-squares method.