Accession Number:

ADA281864

Title:

Detectability Models and Waveform Design for Multiple Access Low- Probability-of-Intercept Networks

Descriptive Note:

Doctoral thesis

Corporate Author:

AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSONAFB OH

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1994-04-05

Pagination or Media Count:

123.0

Abstract:

Increased connectivity demands in the tactical battlefield have led to the development of multiple access low-probability-of-intercept LPI communication networks. Most detectability studies of LPI networks have focused on the individual network links, in which detectability calculations are carried out for a single network emitter. This report, however, presents a different approach to network detectability analysis it is assumed that the interceptor does not attempt to distinguish one emitter from another, but rather decides only if a network is operating or not. What distinguishes this approach from conventional link intercept analysis is that detection decisions are based on energy received from multiple sources. The following multiple access schemes are considered frequency division, time division, direct sequence code division, and frequency hop code division. The wideband radiometer and its hybrids, such as the channelized radiometer, are used as potential network intercept receivers

Subject Categories:

  • Radio Communications

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE