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Sensitivity Analysis of a Sky Wave Over-the-Horizon Radar Simulation Tool

Zenon Saavedra, Adrian Llanes, Gonzalo Alderete Hero, Blas F. de Haro Barbas, Julian Di Venanzio, Ana G. Elias


A simulation tool of a sky wave over-the-horizon radar performance and detection process includes many stages based on different models, which creates a synthetic searching scenario as a first step followed by a digital signal processing to detect and locate a potential target. Its accuracy will depend on the quality of the input and adequacy degree of the model assumptions. A sensitivity analysis of this simulation tool is carried out analyzing outputs’ variation as a consequence of changes in input factors. The architecture of this tool allow easy implementation and the study of input variables impact on detection and location results that can be useful towards dimensioning features and elements of a real radar

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