Book Release: Sea Clutter, Second Edition
Monday, June 24, 2013

The Institution of Engineering and technology published the second edition of “Sea Clutter: Scattering, the K Distribution and Radar Performance,” written by Keith Ward, Robert Tough and Simon Watts. The book gives an authoritative account of current understanding of radar sea clutter.

Topics covered include the characteristics of radar sea clutter, modeling radar scattering by the ocean surface, statistical models of sea clutter, the simulation of clutter and other random processes, detection of small targets in sea clutter, imaging ocean surface features, radar detection performance calculations, CFAR detection and the specification and measurement of radar performance. The calculation of the performance of practical radar systems is presented in sufficient detail for the reader to be able to tackle related problems with confidence.

For this fully revised and updated second edition new material has been added on the Doppler characteristics of sea clutter and associated detection processing methods, bistatic sea clutter measurements; electromagnetic scattering theory of littoral sea clutter and bistatic sea clutter; the use of models for predicting radar performance, including discussion of Lognormal and Weibull models; further results and extended discussion on the modeling of the K distribution shape parameter for different conditions; the simulation of Doppler spectra of sea clutter; high grazing angle scattering; and the use of the K distribution in other fields. The material has been reorganized into four parts: Sea Clutter Properties, Mathematics of the K distribution, Radar Detection and Physical Modelling. This reorganization allows readers to access specific areas quickly, without the need for an extensive knowledge of the other parts.

Table of Contents:
1) Introduction
2) The characteristics of radar sea clutter
3) Modelling radar scattering by the ocean surface
4) Statistical models of sea clutter
5) The simulation of clutter and other random processes
6) Detection of small targets in sea clutter
7) Imaging ocean surface features
8) Radar detection performance calculations
9) CFAR detection
10) The specification and measurement of radar performance

The book is priced at $135 and can be purchased online at

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