Accession Number : ADD002132

Title :   Statistical Noise Processor.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Grobman,Leon ; Polin,Benson ; Savage,Donald

Report Date : 03 Sep 1974

Pagination or Media Count : 9

Abstract : The patent describes a statistical processing device for improving the signal to noise ratio of signals and transients within a noise environment. Samples of electrical signals indicative of ocean noise are applied to a calculator that obtains the mean, variance and third moment of the electrical signal. A delay circuit delays the calculator output signal for comparison with later produced electrical signal samples. A second calculator receives the outputs from the delay circuit and manipulates the difference between a first higher order moment signal to obtain an output signal having an amplitude indicative of a transient or target. The output signal is displayed on a lofargram which provides an enhanced visual indication of the sampled electrical signal contents.

Descriptors :   *Signal processing, *Patents, Statistical processes, Signal to noise ratio, Noise, Underwater sound

Subject Categories : Electrical and Electronic Equipment
      Acoustic Detection and Detectors

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE