Clutter Distribution Analysis of A Tropical Foliage Clutter for Different Profiles Based on FSR Micro-Sensor Network

  • Abstract
  • Keywords
  • References
  • PDF
  • Abstract

    Comparison of four different clutter profiles (border, seaside, free space and forest) using Forward Scatter Radar (FSR), which operates in Ultra-High and Very High Frequency (UHF and VHF) bands, is analyzed in this paper. Clutter levels ranging from low, medium, strong and very strong on each profile were studied. Based on the standard deviation of each clutter profile, border suits the best profile as the strongest clutter profile amidst seaside and free space, while the forest is determined as the lowest clutter profile. Subsequently, the characteristics of the clutter are investigated and compared based on the five distribution models (Log-Normal, Log-Logistic, Gamma, Weibull and Nakagami).  The parameters of the five distributions are evaluated using Root Mean Square Error (RMSE) in order to prove that the distribution model fits best to the clutter data. It can be concluded that Gamma distribution is the best distribution model for all cases of frequency bands and profiles.



  • Keywords

    FSR; Wind Clutter; UHF/VHF; MLE; GOF; RMSE

  • References

      [1] M. Antoniou, V. Sizov, C. Hu, P. Jancovic, R. Abdullah, N. E. A. Rashid, and M. Cherniakov, The Concept of A Forward Scattering Micro-Sensors Radar Network for Situational Awareness, in Proceedings of The 2008 International Conference on Radar, 2008.

      [2] N. E. A. Rashid, P. Jancovic, M. Gashinova, M. Cherniakov, and V. Sizov, The Effect of Clutter on The Automatic Target Classification Accuracy in FSR, in IEEE National Radar Conference, 2010.

      [3] N. A. Zakaria, M. Cherniakov, M. Gashinova, and V. Sizov, Empirical Clutter Analysis for Forward Scatter Micro-Sensors, in 15th International Radar Symposium, 2014.

      [4] N. N. Ismail, N. E. A. Rashid, Z. I. Khan, and M. F. A. Rashid, Measurement, Processing and Modeling of A Tropical Foliage Clutter Using Forward Scatter Radar Micro-Sensor Network with VHF and UHF Bands, in 2015 International Conference on Radar, Antenna, Microwave, Electronics and Telecommunications, 2015.

      [5] V. Sizov, M. Gashinova, N. E. A. Rashid, J. Chen, and M. Cherniakov, Forward Scattering Micro Radar Efficiency Analysis for Different Landscapes, in 6th EMRS DTC Technical Conference, 2009.

      [6] N. N. Ismail, N. E. A. Rashid, N. A. Zakaria, Z. I. Khan, and V. Sizov, Clutter Modeling for Forward Scatter Radar (FSR) Micro-Sensor Network with Ultra High Frequency (UHF) Band, in IEEE 11th International Colloquium on Signal Processing & its Applications, 2015.




Article ID: 16215
DOI: 10.14419/ijet.v7i3.7.16215

Copyright © 2012-2015 Science Publishing Corporation Inc. All rights reserved.