A generalization of the detection theory of Swerling
Abstract
The target detection theory of Swerling (1960) is generalized to include the simultaneous effects of scanning antenna beam shape, input clutter interference, delay line cancellers and weighted postdetection integrators. When N outputs of a square law detector are summed, both the probability of false alarm and the probability of detection take the simple form of a sum of N real exponentials.
 Publication:

EASCON '74; Electronics and Aerospace Systems Convention
 Pub Date:
 1974
 Bibcode:
 1974easc.conf..198K
 Keywords:

 Performance Prediction;
 Probability Density Functions;
 Radar Antennas;
 Radar Detection;
 Radar Scanning;
 Statistical Decision Theory;
 Antenna Radiation Patterns;
 Clutter;
 Delay Lines;
 Integrators;
 Matrices (Mathematics);
 Steerable Antennas;
 Communications and Radar