Accession Number:

AD0604579

Title:

A SEQUENTIAL TEST FOR THE PRESENCE OF A SIGNAL IN ONE OF K POSSIBLE POSITIONS,

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RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CALIF

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Report Date:

1962-04-01

Pagination or Media Count:

17.0

Abstract:

Consideration is given to a simple sequential test for the presence of a signal known except for one parameter i. This parameter may assume only one of k discrete values, k infinity. The distribution of the true parameter value is assumed to be uniform over the parameter space. It is shown that the test is almost a maximum likelihood test. Next it is shown how to set the test parameters in order to achieve desired conditional error probabilities, and an approximate expression is obtained for the distribution of the test termination time. Author

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APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE