Ryan K. Hersey

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To my family. My father and mother. Especially, to my beloved wife Ji-Hyun and my precious Catherine. iii ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS When I came to Georgia Tech, I used to imagine the moment when I graduate and thought that it would take forever to finish my graduate work. Since then, five years passed fast and I have finished my thesis. While I was writing this(More)
—Space-time adaptive processing (STAP) utilizes a two-dimensional adaptive filter to detect targets within a radar data set with speeds similar to the background clutter. While adaptively optimal solutions exist, they are prohibitively compu-tationally intensive. Thus, researchers have developed alternative algorithms with nearly optimal filtering(More)
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