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Clutter and Detection in Clutter (2015)

EEE 5110Z (2015) Clutter and Detection in Clutter – Class photo

Course Information

Dates: 29 June to 3 July 2015

Course code: EEE5110Z

Venue: John Martin Room, 6th Floor, Menzies Building (Upper Campus), University of Cape Town

Course Description

The course is organized in three parts:

  1. Radar clutter modelling and analysis
  2. Optimum and adaptive radar detection of targets in Gaussian clutter
  3. Optimum and adaptive radar detection of targets in heavy-tailed non-Gaussian clutter

Having successfully completed this course, students should:

  • understand the coherent radar array data model and its statistical analysis;
  • understand the optimal and adaptive coherent detection of radar targets problem;
  • know the techniques and algorithms that are currently used and choose which ones are the most suitable for a given scenario;
  • understand the significance of disturbance modelling and analysis in a radar system;
  • be able to analyze real clutter data;
  • be able to generate synthetic data for radar system performance simulation
  • be able to implement algorithms for radar target detection
  • be able to analyze radar detection algorithm performance by the Monte Carlo method;
  • be able to understand how the target signal model affects the structure of the detectors and its performance.

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Course Overview

The following topics are covered:

  • HF radar history and capabilities, Theory, history and planned expansion, future directions (4 hours)
  • HF radar hardware, Transmitter, receiver, antenna (4 hours)
  • HF Radar case studies (6 hours)
  • HF radar installation checklists and procedures (2 hours)
  • Site selection and identifying man-made objects that would impact system performance (4 hours)
  • HF radar software (4 hours)
  • Data telemetry (4 hours)
  • Introduction to National and Global HF radar Network and (4 hours)
  • Data visualization (8 hours)

Presenters

Prof Maria Greco graduated in Electronic Engineering in 1993 and received a Ph.D. degree in Telecommunication Engineering in 1998, from the University of Pisa, Italy.

From December 1997 to May 1998, she joined the Georgia Tech Research Institute, Atlanta, USA as a visiting research scholar, where she carried out research activity in the field of radar detection in a non-Gaussian background.

In 1993, she joined the Department of “Ingegneria dell’Informazione” at the University of Pisa, where she has been an Associate Professor since December 2011.

She has been an IEEE fellow since January 2011 and was the co-recipient of the 2001 IEEE Aerospace and Electronic Systems Society’s Barry Carlton Award for Best Paper, as well as the recipient of the 2008 Fred Nathanson Young Engineer of the Year award for contributions to signal processing, estimation, and detection theory.

She has been general chair, technical chair and technical committee member of many conferences.

She was guest co-editor of the special issue of the Journal of the IEEE Signal Processing Society on Special Topics in Signal Processing on “Adaptive Waveform Design for Agile Sensing and Communication”, published in June 2007.

She was also lead guest editor of the special issue of International Journal of Navigation and Observation on “Modelling and Processing of Radar Signals for Earth Observation”, published in August 2008.

She is the Associate Editor of the IET Proceedings – Sonar, Radar and Navigation, of the IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing, and of the IEEE Aerospace and Electronic Systems Magazine, as well as a member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of Advances in Signal Processing (JASP) and a member of the IEEE Signal Processing Theory and Methods (SPTM) and Signal Array Processing (SAM) Technical Committees. She is also member of the IEEE AESS Radar Panel and of IEEE AESS Board of Governors.

Her general interests are in the areas of statistical signal processing, estimation and detection theory. In particular, her research interests include clutter models, spectral analysis, coherent and incoherent detection in non-Gaussian clutter, CFAR techniques, radar waveform diversity and bistatic/multistatic radars. She co-authored two book chapters, more than 120 journal and conference papers.

Prof Fulvio Gini (Fellow, IEEE) received the Doctor Engineer (cum laude) and the Research Doctor degrees in electronic engineering from the University of Pisa, Italy, in 1990 and 1995 respectively.

In 1993, he joined the Department of Ingegneria dell’Informazione of the University of Pisa, where he became Associate Professor in 2000; he has been Full Professor since 2006.

From July 1996 through January 1997, he was a visiting researcher at the Department of Electrical Engineering, University of Virginia, Charlottesville.

He is an Associate Editor for the IEEE Transactions on Aerospace and Electronic Systems and for the Elsevier Signal Processing journal. He has been AE for the Transactions on Signal Processing (2000–06) and a Member of the EURASIP JASP Editorial Board. He has been the Editor-in-Chief of the Hindawi International Journal on Navigation and Observation (IJNO). He is the Area Editor for the Special issues of the IEEE Signal Processing Magazine.

He was co-recipient of the 2001 IEEE AES Society’s Barry Carlton Award for Best Paper. He was recipient of the 2003 IEE Achievement Award for outstanding contribution in signal processing and of the 2003 IEEE AES Society Nathanson Award to the Young Engineer of the Year.

He has been a Member of the Signal Processing Theory and Methods (SPTM) Technical Committee (TC) of the IEEE Signal Processing Society and of the Sensor Array and Multichannel (SAM) TC for many years. He is a Member of the Board of Directors (BoD) of the EURASIP Society, the Award Chair (2006-2012) and the EURASIP President for the years 2013-2016.

He was the Technical co-Chair of the 2006 EURASIP Signal and Image Processing Conference (EUSIPCO), Florence, Italy, September 2006, of the 2008 Radar Conference, Rome, Italy, May 2008, and of the IEEE CAMSAP 2015 workshop, to be held in Cancun, Mexico in December 2015. He was the General co-Chair of the 2nd Workshop on Cognitive Information Processing (CIP2010), of the IEEE ICASSP 2014, to be held in Florence in May 2014, and of the CoSeRa 2015 workshop on compressive sensing in radar, to be held in Pisa in June 2015.

He was the guest co-editor of the special section of the Journal of the IEEE SP Society on Special Topics in Signal Processing on “Adaptive Waveform Design for Agile Sensing and Communication” (2007), guest editor of the special section of the IEEE Signal Processing Magazine on “Knowledge Based Systems for Adaptive Radar Detection, Tracking and Classification” (2006), guest co-editor of the two special issues of the EURASIP Signal Processing journal on “New trends and findings in antenna array processing for radar” (2004) and on “Advances in Sensor Array Processing (in memory of Alex Gershman)” (2013). He is co-editor and author of the book ”Knowledge Based Radar Detection, Tracking and Classification” (2008) and of the book “Waveform Diversity and Design” (2012) .

His research interests include modeling and statistical analysis of radar clutter data, non-Gaussian signal detection and estimation, parameter estimation and data extraction from multichannel interferometric SAR data. He authored or co-authored 8 book chapters, about 110 journal papers and more than 140 conference papers.

 

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