This paper deals with adaptive radar detection problems where several alternative hypotheses may be plausible. This kind of problems naturally extends the conventional binary tests that often occur in radar (as well as in other application fields) by including a further uncertainty degree related to the number of unknown signal parameters (model order). Such a modification consequently leads to multiple composite alternative hypotheses. In the companion paper (Addabbo et al., 2021), we have defined a new design framework which allows us to come up with decision schemes for these hypothesis testing problems by exploiting the Kullback-Leibler Information Criterion and without resorting to heuristic design criteria. The architectures devised within the proposed framework consist of the sum between the compressed log-likelihood ratio and a penalty term inherited frommodel order selection rules. Such a penalty term accounts for the number of unknown parameters to overcome the limitation of the generalized likelihood ratio test in the presence of nested hypotheses. In the present paper, we apply the new design framework to different detection problems related to both real aperture and (polarimetric) synthetic aperture radar. The analysis is carried out in comparison with suitable competitors (possibly based upon heuristic design criteria) and shows that the architectures devised within the proposed theoretically-founded design framework represent an effective means to deal with detection problems where the uncertainty on some parameters leads to multiple alternative hypotheses.

Addabbo, P., Han, S., Biondi, F., Giunta, G., Orlando, D. (2021). Adaptive radar detection in the presence of multiple alternative hypotheses using kullback-leibler information criterion-part II: Applications. IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON SIGNAL PROCESSING, 69, 3742-3754 [10.1109/TSP.2021.3089277].

Adaptive radar detection in the presence of multiple alternative hypotheses using kullback-leibler information criterion-part II: Applications

Giunta G.;
2021

Abstract

This paper deals with adaptive radar detection problems where several alternative hypotheses may be plausible. This kind of problems naturally extends the conventional binary tests that often occur in radar (as well as in other application fields) by including a further uncertainty degree related to the number of unknown signal parameters (model order). Such a modification consequently leads to multiple composite alternative hypotheses. In the companion paper (Addabbo et al., 2021), we have defined a new design framework which allows us to come up with decision schemes for these hypothesis testing problems by exploiting the Kullback-Leibler Information Criterion and without resorting to heuristic design criteria. The architectures devised within the proposed framework consist of the sum between the compressed log-likelihood ratio and a penalty term inherited frommodel order selection rules. Such a penalty term accounts for the number of unknown parameters to overcome the limitation of the generalized likelihood ratio test in the presence of nested hypotheses. In the present paper, we apply the new design framework to different detection problems related to both real aperture and (polarimetric) synthetic aperture radar. The analysis is carried out in comparison with suitable competitors (possibly based upon heuristic design criteria) and shows that the architectures devised within the proposed theoretically-founded design framework represent an effective means to deal with detection problems where the uncertainty on some parameters leads to multiple alternative hypotheses.
Addabbo, P., Han, S., Biondi, F., Giunta, G., Orlando, D. (2021). Adaptive radar detection in the presence of multiple alternative hypotheses using kullback-leibler information criterion-part II: Applications. IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON SIGNAL PROCESSING, 69, 3742-3754 [10.1109/TSP.2021.3089277].
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