Accession Number:

AD0756844

Title:

A Maximum-Likelihood Multiple-Hypothesis Testing Algorithm, with an Application to Monopulse Data Editing

Descriptive Note:

Technical note

Corporate Author:

MASSACHUSETTS INST OF TECH LEXINGTON LINCOLN LAB

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1973-02-01

Pagination or Media Count:

29.0

Abstract:

A simple algorithm for multiple-hypothesis testing, based on a generalization of likelihood ratio testing between pairs of hypotheses, is developed and applied to a specific problem. The problem arises in connection with an amplitude comparison monopulse system in an air traffic control application. In particular, it is desired to measure target azimuth in a beacon system in the presence of interference and multipath. The multiple hypotheses relate to the presence or absence of a desired signal, with or without either of two kinds of interfering signal. The analysis leads to a new technique of data editing, or processing, to detect the presence of interference.

Subject Categories:

  • Cybernetics
  • Air Navigation and Guidance
  • Active and Passive Radar Detection and Equipment

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE