Constant false alarm rate detection processes are important in radar signal processing. Such detection strategies are used as an alternative to optimal Neyman-Pearson based decision rules, since they can be implemented as a sliding window process running on a radar range-Doppler map. This book examines the development of such detectors in a modern framework. With a particular focus on high resolution X-band maritime surveillance radar, recent approaches are outlined and examined. Performance is assessed when the detectors are run in real X-band radar clutter. The book introduces relevant mathematical tools to allow the reader to understand the development, and follow its implementation.

section 1|74 pages


section 2|125 pages

Fundamental Detection Processes

section 3|82 pages

Specialised Developments

chapter 9|22 pages

Switching Based Detectors

chapter 10|28 pages

Developments in Binary Integration

chapter 11|30 pages

Detection in range correlated clutter

section 4|40 pages

Further Concepts

chapter 12|26 pages

Invariance and the CFAR Property