Accession Number : AD0469185


Title :   COMPUTER TECHNIQUES FOR THE EVALUATION OF DETECTOR PERFORMANCE.


Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,


Corporate Author : MICHIGAN UNIV ANN ARBOR COOLEY ELECTRONICS LAB


Personal Author(s) : Gittelman, Joseph N


Report Date : May 1965


Pagination or Media Count : 77


Abstract : In many situations, the theory of signal detectability lacks a connection between the theoretical aspects and the practical implementation of a detector. This condition exists because there are no general techniques for evaluating the detector performance. This report contains a collection of available techniques which have been adapted for the computer evaluation of a large class of detectors. In addition to the classical approximations, the Pearson system of frequency curves is integrated into the computer programs. The Pearson system yields a closedform approximation to the detector performance, based on the moments of the signal and noise distribution functions. Such closed-form approximations enable the user to evaluate the effects of signal-to-noise ratio, detector nonlinearities and filter bandwidth. (Author)


Descriptors :   *DETECTORS , *RADIO RECEIVERS , PERFORMANCE(ENGINEERING) , COMPUTERS , SIGNALS , SIGNAL TO NOISE RATIO , RADIO SIGNALS , NOISE(RADIO) , STATISTICAL ANALYSIS , COMPUTER PROGRAMMING


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE