Effects of Estimated Noise Covariance Matrix in Optimal Signal Detection.
PITTSBURGH UNIV PA CENTER FOR MULTIVARIATE ANALYSIS
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There is loss of efficiency when an estimated noise covairance matrix is used in the place of the unknown true noise covariance matrix in the construction of the optimum filter for signal detection. In the case of detecting a single signal specified by a real or a complex vector, we investigate the extent of this loss by obtaining an exact confidence bound for the realized signal to noise ratio. We also give an estimate of this ratio which is useful in optimum selection of features. Some of these results are extended to the case of discrimination between a number of given signals. Author
- Statistics and Probability