Accession Number : ADA191459

Title :   Decision-Directed Detection and Spectral Probability Estimation.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 1986-1987,

Corporate Author : BRIGHAM YOUNG UNIV PROVO UT DEPT OF ELECTRICAL AND COMPUTER ENGINEERING

Personal Author(s) : Stirling, Wynn C ; Muir, Robert A

PDF Url : ADA191459

Report Date : 03 Aug 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 88

Abstract : Over the past several years many contributions have been made to the problem of detecting underwater acoustic signals and estimating signal parameters such as time of arrival, frequency of arrival, etc. In the previous research effort, the spatial detection problem was re-examined from a decision-directed point of view, and a methodology was presented to estimate the time-varying joint prior spatial distribution of the signal. In the current research effort, attention is directed toward improving detection of temporal signals according to the frequency content of the signal. The source environment characterizes the presence of absence of the various sources (both signals and noise) as they evolve in frequency and time. It may not be assumed that this environment is stationary in either frequency content or time, hence it is necessary to characterize and track the nonstationary behavior of this environment.

Descriptors :   *DETECTION, *ESTIMATES, *PROBABILITY, *SIGNAL PROCESSING, *SPATIAL DISTRIBUTION, *UNDERWATER SOUND SIGNALS, ARRIVAL, FREQUENCY, SIGNALS, SOURCES, SPECTRA, TIME, TIME SIGNALS, UNDERWATER ACOUSTICS, VARIATIONS

Subject Categories : Acoustics
      Statistics and Probability

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE