Giuseppe Ricci

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A substantial bulk of work is now available in the literature about detection in non-Gaussian noise. Starting with the experimental evidence that the Gaussian assumption is no longer met in many situations of practical interest, much effort has been directed towards the study of conventional detectors under non-Gaussian clutter as well as the design and the(More)
In this paper, we address adaptive detection of a range-spread target or targets embedded in Gaussian noise with unknown covariance matrix. To this end, we assume that cells (referred to in the following as secondary data) that are free of signal components are available. Those secondary data are supposed to possess either the same covariance matrix or the(More)
In this paper, we present a GLRT-based adaptive detection algorithm for extended targets with improved rejection capabilities of mismatched signals. We assume that a set of secondary data is available and that noise returns in primary and secondary data share the same statistical characterization. To increase the selectivity of the detector, similarly to(More)
This paper addresses adaptive radar detection of distributed targets in noise plus interference assumed to belong to a known or unknown subspace of the observables. At the design stage we resort to either the GLRT or the so-called two-step GLRT-based design procedure and assume that a set of noise-only data is available (the so-called secondary data).(More)
We address adaptive detection of coherent signals backscattered by possible point-like targets or originated from electronic countermeasure (ECM) systems in presence of thermal noise, clutter, and possible noise-like interferers. In order to come up with a class of decision schemes capable of discriminating between targets and ECM signals, we resort to(More)
We propose a modified version of the adaptive sidelobe blanker (ASB) consisting of a generalized likelihood ratio test (GLRT)-based subspace detector followed by the adaptive coherence estimator. The performance analysis shows that it possesses the constant false alarm rate property with respect to the unknown covariance matrix of the noise in homogeneous(More)
We propose a two-stage detector consisting of a subspace detector followed by the whitened adaptive beamformer orthogonal rejection test. The performance analysis shows that it possesses the constant false alarm rate property with respect to the unknown covariance matrix of the noise and that it can guarantee a wider range of directivity values with respect(More)