Spectrum Based Covariance Estimation for Nongaussian Multipulse Detectors

Sansal M., Uner M. K.

IEEE 17th Signal Processing and Communications Applications Conference, Antalya, Turkey, 9 - 11 April 2009, pp.383-386 identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Volume:
  • Doi Number: 10.1109/siu.2009.5136346
  • City: Antalya
  • Country: Turkey
  • Page Numbers: pp.383-386
  • Hacettepe University Affiliated: Yes


Multipulse detection under nongaussian clutter is addressed GLRT based detectors have already been developed for this problem. These detectors require the correlation estimation of the local environment for practical use. Some ML based estimators have been developed for this purpose. Unfortunately the exact ML estimate does not exist for the compound gaussian clutter model considered in this study. Only approximations exist. In this work this problem is handled with a different approach. Con-elation estimation problem is reformulated as a local doppler spectrum estimation problem. After the Doppler spectrum estimated, correlation estimate is obtained from spectrum-correlation relation. Proposed estimators are compared with the ML based estimators and it is shown that the performances of the proposed estimators are equivalent or superior to the AIL based estimators in many conditions.