Simultaneous Detection and Estimation for Single and Sequential Observations.
Final technical rept. Oct 69-May 70,
JOHNS HOPKINS UNIV BALTIMORE MD CARLYLE BARTON LAB
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The purpose of this report is to initiate a study of the data-sorting problem which results when the reception situation consists of repetive, pulsed signals whose waveforms are initially unknown at the receiver. It seems reasonable that optimum reception in such a situation will very likely involve adaptive methods, i.e., a receiver which is capable of modifying its own structure in accordance with what is learned of the signal parameters actually used in the transmitted signal set. Ideally an adaptive receiver would collect data during one observation interval and process it so as to make two optimal decisions one a detection, the other an estimation decision. The detection decision determines to which signal class the observation is assigned, where the class consisting of the null signal accounts for the case of noise alone. Author