This paper considers the problem of censoring outliers from the secondary dataset in a radar scenario where the sample support is limited. To this end, the generalized regularized likelihood function (GRLF) criterion is used and the corresponding regularized maximum likelihood (RML) estimate of the outlier subset is derived. Since the exact RML estimate involves the solution of a combinatorial optimization problem, a reduced complexity but approximate RML (ARML) procedure is also designed. As to the selection of the regularization parameter, both the expected likelihood (EL) principle and the cross-validation (CV) technique are exploited. At the analysis stage, the performance of the RML and ARML procedure is evaluated based on simulated data in comparison with some previously proposed methods. The results highlight that the RML and ARML algorithm achieves, in general, a satisfactory performance level whereas the previously proposed techniques often experience some performance degradation when the volume of training data is dramatically limited.
Han, S., Pallotta, L., Carotenuto, V., De Maio, A., Huang, X. (2019). An Approximate Regularized ML Approach to Censor Outliers in Gaussian Radar Data. IEEE ACCESS, 7, 66263-66274 [10.1109/ACCESS.2019.2917950].