Optimal detector synthesis for a spaceborne high-precision oceanographic radar altimeter

Min Ho Ka, Aleksandr I. Baskakov

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An algorithm of optimal Neyman-Pearson detection for a high-precision spaceborne radar altimeter is synthesized, and its detection performance in the case of sea surface returns is evaluated. One result of the synthesis is that the new detector incorporates a filter with time-varying signal-to-noise-ratio- dependent parameters. A simplified (near-optimal) detector considered in this letter loses only 2 dB in the threshold signal with respect to that of the optimal Neyman-Pearson algorithm.

Original languageEnglish
Article number6822498
Pages (from-to)2159-2162
Number of pages4
JournalIEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Letters
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - 2014 Dec


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Geotechnical Engineering and Engineering Geology
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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