Accession Number : AD0692701

Title :   A NEW METHOD FOR FINDING OPTIMAL SIGNAL DETECTORS AND ESTIMATORS IN THE PRESENCE OF NOISE,

Corporate Author : RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Pierre,Percy A. ; Root,William L.

Report Date : AUG 1969

Pagination or Media Count : 31

Abstract : A new method for finding solutions to the problems of (1) detecting a known signal in Gaussian noise, (2) detecting a Guassian signal in Gaussian noise, and (3) the problem of finding the best linear estimate of signals in noise. It is shown that all three problems can be reduced to the problem of solving a generalized integral equation. The main result is a new method for solving such equations. The method is general in that it is applicable to any ordinary integral equation with a positive definite kernel. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*RADAR SIGNALS, DATA PROCESSING), INFORMATION THEORY, ELECTRIC FILTERS, NOISE(RADIO), INTEGRAL EQUATIONS, STOCHASTIC PROCESSES, DETECTION, OPTIMIZATION

Subject Categories : Cybernetics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE