Accession Number:

AD0861805

Title:

A Distribution-Free Test for Extremes with Radar Applications in ECM and ECCM

Descriptive Note:

Research and development rept. Jun 1968-Jan 1969

Corporate Author:

NAVAL ELECTRONICS LAB CENTER SAN DIEGO CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1969-08-20

Pagination or Media Count:

24.0

Abstract:

As part of the development of distribution-free detectors statistical tests for radar application, the problem of detecting extreme values in a sample is investigated. A rank statistic S is defined and its properties are studied. The statistic is found capable of achieving a preassigned probability of falsely rejecting the null hypothesis when it is true, provided the sample is large enough. False-alarm probability, that is to say, can be controlled. Properties of the statistic are compared to those of the Mann-Whitney-Wilcoxon U-statistic. Radar applications are suggested.

Subject Categories:

  • Cybernetics
  • Countermeasures

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE