Simulating false alarm probability in K-distributed sea clutter

Huei Wen Teng*, Cheng Der Fuh

*Corresponding author for this work

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Efficient and precise calculation of the probability of false alarms for the K-distributed sea clutter and noise is crucial in radar detection system. We propose efficient and optimal importance sampling algorithms, in which two importance sampling estimators are constructed for both the product form and the compound form of the underlying K distribution. Moreover, we prove the existence and uniqueness of the optimal tilting parameters. Detection accuracy and efficiency are analyzed in simulation studies.

Original languageEnglish
JournalCommunications in Statistics: Simulation and Computation
StateAccepted/In press - 1 Jan 2020


  • Constant false alarm rate
  • Importance sampling; Simulation

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