Accession Number:

ADA605919

Title:

Information Theoretic Studies and Assessment of Space Object Identification

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 1 Jun 2009-30 Nov 2013

Corporate Author:

NEW MEXICO UNIV ALBUQUERQUE

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2014-03-24

Pagination or Media Count:

26.0

Abstract:

This document represents the final report on the various scientific activities and accomplishments relating to Grant No. FA9550-09-1-0495 over its period of performance, June 1, 2009 - November 30, 2013. Among the most important technical accomplishments of the project are A new relation between two seemingly different metrics of information - mutual information MI and estimation theoretic Fisher information FI in the high-SNR limit, for arbitrary input and channel probability distributions New numerically efficient, tight upper and lower bounds on successfully transmitted statistical information, namely MI, in the estimation of one or more features of a target based on image data Improved approaches for an exact numerical, Monte-Carlo-sampling based computation of MI and comparison with our tight upper bounds Bayesian approaches to the problem of optimal selection of regularizer and its strength based on data themselves A full Bayesian error analyses of the prospects of 3D localization and superresolution of unresolved sources beyond the diffraction limit

Subject Categories:

  • Cybernetics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE