Cramer-Rao bounds for target Doppler and power in space based radar

S. Unnikrishna Pillai, Ke Yong Li, Braham Himed

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution


In this paper, the Cramer-Rao bound for target parameters from a space based radar platform is derived. In particular, the bounds for target Doppler and power are derived under a variety of conditions - target in white noise, target in clutter and noise case. In the later case, the performance is analyzed with range foldover and in the presence/absence of earth's rotation. When both these phenomena are present, the bound is shown to be inferior compared to other situations where only either effect is present. In the general case, methods such as waveform diversity should be considered for superior target detection.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2006 IEEE Radar Conference
Number of pages7
StatePublished - 2006
Event2006 IEEE Radar Conference - New York, United States
Duration: Apr 24 2006Apr 26 2006

Publication series

NameCIE International Conference of Radar Proceedings


Other2006 IEEE Radar Conference
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityNew York

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Engineering


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