MORE ON DETECTION OF FLUCTUATING TARGETS,
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It is the purpose of this note to derive the characteristic function of the video integrator output assuming pulsed waveforms for completely arbitrary probability distribution functions of the signal fluctuations, and for completely arbitrary correlation properties that is to say, for a completely arbitrary joint probability distribution of the individual pulse signal-to-noise ratios. Subject, however, to the assumption that the signal amplitude and phase do not fluctuate within a single pulse. The forms taken by this result will be exhibited in some special cases. A brief discussion will be given of computational schemes based on the characteristic functions thus obtained.