Accession Number : ADA141918

Title :   Improved Multi-Target Time Delay Estimation: Matched Filter Approach.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : NAVAL UNDERWATER SYSTEMS CENTER NEW LONDON CT NEW LONDON LAB

Personal Author(s) : Fischer,W K

PDF Url : ADA141918

Report Date : 29 May 1984

Pagination or Media Count : 44

Abstract : This report describes a technique for obtaining unbiased time delay estimates in the presence of interference. The proposed technique utilizes a matched filter concept wherein the anticipated noise-free generalized cross-correlator (GCC) output between two sensors is matched to the actual received noisy output under a least-mean-square error criterion. Separate unbiased estimates of the target power, target time delay, interference power, interference time delay, and noise power are obtained provided the spectral form of the target and interference are known. The performance of this matched parameter estimator (MPE) is evaluated analytically and compared to the conventional estimator and to MPE simulation results as a function of signal-to-noise, interference-to-noise, time delay separation, and signal and interference spectra. In addition, a potential bias error resulting from a mismatched MPE is also evaluated. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Matched filters, *Targets, *Detectors, Time intervals, Power spectra, Time delay relays, Simulation, Interference, Matching, Delay, Parameters, Estimates, Noise

Subject Categories : Numerical Mathematics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE