Accession Number : AD0430345


Title :   OPTIMIZATION OF SIGNALS


Corporate Author : MASSACHUSETTS INST OF TECH LEXINGTON LINCOLN LAB


Personal Author(s) : Schweppe, F C


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/430345.pdf


Report Date : 16 Jan 1964


Pagination or Media Count : 53


Abstract : A general theory is presented for the design of optimum signal waveforms. Explicit constraints on the signal's energy, amplitude and bandwidth are possible. The development is based on optimum control theory and employs the state variable concept with differential equations as basic models. Pontryagin's Maximum Principle provides a two-point boundary value problem whose solution gives the optimum signal. A communication problem of deciding which of M signals was transmitted and a radar problem of deciding the range rate of a target are used as examples.


Descriptors :   *ELECTROMAGNETIC RADIATION , BANDWIDTH , ENERGY , FREQUENCY , MATHEMATICAL ANALYSIS , MODULATION , PHYSICAL PROPERTIES , PROPAGATION , RADAR SIGNALS , RADIO SIGNALS , THEORY , TIME


Subject Categories : Radiofrequency Wave Propagation


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE