Accession Number:

AD0689127

Title:

A USE FOR 'PLAUSIBILITY' IN RADAR PROBABILITY THEORY,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

ADMIRALTY SURFACE WEAPONS ESTABLISHMENT PORTSMOUTH (ENGLAND)

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1960-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

3.0

Abstract:

Equations have been provided for the cumulative probability of detection of targets, fluctuating from look to look and from pulse to pulse, using different criteria of detection, each criterion of detection requiring a specified number of paints in an assigned number of looks at the target. The formulae for probability of paint involve functions such as incomplete gamma functions and Edgeworth series. Those for probability of detection involve complicated summations of probabilities of paint under the conditions imposed by whichever criterion of detection is under consideration. Consequently the calculation of a probability distribution entails a great deal of computation. Considerable saving of time and labour can be effected by the use of approximations which lead to speedier calculations. Their use, also, allows of accurate graduation and interpolation. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Active and Passive Radar Detection and Equipment

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE