CLEAN Algorithm for Imaging Quality Enhancement

Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Networks and Systems book series (LNNS, volume 99)


In ITS, radar plays an important role. Detection of the target and characterization is very important. Similarly, in dynamic channel condition, target image quality degrades considerable due to sidelobe enhancement and defocusing. The clean algorithm is introduced to eliminate sidelobes and significantly improves the target detection performance of radar signals. The experimental results demonstrate the effectiveness of the CLEAN algorithm.


Clean algorithm RADAR Inverse synthetic aperture radar (ISAR) Range Correlation Spectrum 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Sikkim Manipal Institute of Technology, Sikkim Manipal UniversityMajitar, RangpoIndia

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