Accession Number:

AD0874817

Title:

Solutions and Simple Programs to Perform Accurate Calculations Based on Rice Distribution

Descriptive Note:

Technical publication

Corporate Author:

NAVAL WEAPONS CENTER CHINA LAKE CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1970-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

30.0

Abstract:

The Rice distribution arises in bombing problems where it is referred to as the offset circle probability function. It also occurs in radar as a basic relationship involving probability of false alarm PFA, probability of detection Pd, and signal-power-to-noise-power SN ratio. Evaluation of Pd when PFA and SN are known, or of SN when PFA and Pd are known, is of usefulness frequently, but available means in the form of curves, approximations, and tables are not very satisfying. This report presents the solution of the integral in a form that is interesting and easily programmable. Programs in BASIC and for the Hewlett Packard 9100A desk calculator are also included.

Subject Categories:

  • Computer Programming and Software
  • Active and Passive Radar Detection and Equipment

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE