Automated tracking for aircraft surveillance radar systems
January 1, 1979
IEEE Trans. Aerosp. Electron. Syst., Vol. AES-15, No. 4, July 1979, pp. 508-517.
An improved moving target detector (MTD) (a digital signal processor) has been designed, constructed, and tested which successfully rejects all forms of radar clutter while providing reliable detection of all aircraft within the coverage of the radar. The MTD is being tested on both terminal and enroute surveillance radars for the FAA. This processor has been integrated with automatic tracking algorithms to give complete rejection of ground clutter, heavy precipitation, and angels (birds).