Accession Number : AD0778003

Title :   Circuit Implementation of Spearman Rho Rank Detector for Scanning Radars.

Descriptive Note : Interim rept.,

Corporate Author : NAVAL RESEARCH LAB WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Cantrell,B. H.

Report Date : 29 MAR 1974

Pagination or Media Count : 8

Abstract : A simple algorithm and circuit is devised for computing the Spearman rho test statistic used in detecting targets by scanning radars. The circuit requires (n - 1) comparators, (n + 1) adders, n multipliers, (n - 1) one-bit shift registers of average length (n - 1)/2 and a shift register of length n where n is the number of radar sweeps incorporated in the test. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Target detection, *Radar scanning, Detectors, Targets, Search radar, Circuits, Shift registers, Statistical analysis, Information theory

Subject Categories : Active & Passive Radar Detection & Equipment

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE