Measured forward-scatter sea clutter at near-zero grazing angle: Analysis of spectral and statistical properties

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  • National Research University of Electronic Technology


To develop forward-scatter radar (FSR) systems for use in maritime applications, a fundamental understanding of the operating environment is required. Currently, there is a lack of published experimental FSR sea clutter data at very low (near-zero) grazing angle over the sea. This data is necessary for the development of FSR systems for maritime applications. Therefore to facilitate further investigation, clutter data for such a system has been recorded at frequencies of 7.5 and 24 GHz with static, medium gain antennas for low sea states 1-3 on the Douglas scale. Analysis of forward scatter propagation phenomena is presented, and spectral and statistical analysis of forward-scatter clutter is performed.


Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)132-141
Number of pages10
JournalIET Radar, Sonar and Navigation
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 3 Mar 2014

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