Accession Number:

ADA525339

Title:

Optimal Transmit Signal Design for Active Sonar/Radar

Descriptive Note:

Conference paper

Corporate Author:

RHODE ISLAND UNIV KINGSTON DEPT OF ELECTRICAL AND COMPUTER ENGINEERING

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2002-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

5.0

Abstract:

This work is concerned with the optimization of an active sonar or radar transmit signal, to maximize the probability of detecting a nonmoving point target in the presence of signal-dependent reverberation and colored ambient noise whose power spectral densities are known. An analytical solution first reported by Kooij is corrected and extended. A simple example for the white ambient noise case is included to provide insight into the transmit signal optimization. This example shows that the effect of the solution is to pre-emphasize the transmit signal, which results in the whitening of the signal-dependent reverberation power spectral density.

Subject Categories:

  • Acoustic Detection and Detectors
  • Active and Passive Radar Detection and Equipment
  • Target Direction, Range and Position Finding

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE