Donohoe, J. Patrick
Fowler, James E.
Ball, John. E.
Date of Degree
Graduate Thesis - Open Access
Electrical and Computer Engineering
Master of Science
This thesis presents a simulation of an LFM pulse-Doppler radar for surface-to-air applications and compares the performance of multiple CFAR detectors in processing the resulting range-Doppler maps. Each CFAR detector is reviewed and simulated. Their effectiveness in reducing target masking is analyzed. In addition, a new CFAR detector, the RDWT-CA-CFAR detector, is developed that uses the CDF 5/3 wavelet to decompose the range-data of the range-Doppler map along the range dimension and ﬁlter the target data from the reference cells, as a means to reduce or eliminate target masking. The QccPack library is used to perform RDWT functions. It is shown that the novel RDWT-CA-CFAR detector performs better in processing range-Doppler maps when compared to the other robust CFAR detectors covered in this project.
Wright, Aaron Joshua, "A Simulation of LFM Pulse-Doppler Radar and an Application of Cohen-Daubechies-Feauveau Wavelets in CFAR Detection" (2017). Theses and Dissertations MSU. 254.