Estimation of radar detection and false alarm probabilities
Abstract
The accuracy with which detection and false alarm probabilities can be estimated with a limited amount of measured radar data is addressed. A simple simulation method for estimating the statistical performance of a radar detection system is presented. Confidence limits and a rule of thumb for accuracy for the estimated probabilities are presented along with procedures for calculating them. It is concluded that the minimum value of N used in a detection radar signal simulation should be 10/PFA when the simple simulation method is used, where PFA is the probability of false alarm, and that a value closer to 100/PFA is preferable.
 Publication:

IEEE Transactions on Aerospace Electronic Systems
 Pub Date:
 March 1991
 DOI:
 10.1109/7.78300
 Bibcode:
 1991ITAES..27..255E
 Keywords:

 False Alarms;
 Probability Density Functions;
 Radar Detection;
 Radar Targets;
 Approximation;
 Target Acquisition;
 Communications and Radar