SIGNAL PROCESSING: BROADBAND CROSS-CORRELATION TECHNIQUE DEVELOPMENT

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$335,000.00
Award Year:
1987
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
4269
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Planning Systems Inc.
7900 Westpark Dr - Ste 600, Mclean, VA, 22102
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
David Jaarsma
(703) 734-3471
Business Contact:
() -
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
NARROWBAND SPECTRAL ANALYSIS IS AN IMPORTANT SIGNAL PROCESSING APPROACH FOR THE DETECTION OF TARGETS/OBJECTS THAT MAY BE IMBEDDED IN VARIOUS TYPES OF NOISE BACKGROUNDS. HOWEVER, THE SPECTRA EMITTED BY MANY TARGETS/OBJECTS IS BROADBAND IN NATURE, AND REQUIRES A DIFFERENT SIGNAL PROCESSING APPROACH TO MAXIMIZE PROBABILITY OF DETECTION FOR A FIXED PROBABILITY OF FALSE ALARM. THE OBJECTIVE OF THIS STUDY IS TO DETECT/TRACK A TARGET WHICH EMITS FEW/NO DISCRETE TONALS, BUT DOES POSSESS SIGNIFICANT BROADBAND ENERGY. THE EMPHASIS IS ON DETECTING A TARGET WHERE THE OBSERVED SIGNAL CONTAINS AN UNKNOWN RANDOM PARAMETER, NAMELY DOPPLER; AND THE NOISE BACKGROUND IS ADDITIVE, WHITE AND GAUSSIAN. THE APPROACH PROPOSED IS BASED ON MAXIMIZING THE LIKELIHOOD FUNCTION.

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