Meanlevel detection of nonfluctuating signals
Abstract
Analysis of the performance of a meanlevel threshold in the detection of nonfluctuating signals is performed. Formulas for the probability of detection are derived, and a simple recursive method that can be used for computations is described. Binary integration is discussed, and it is shown that the loss in sensitivity due to the use of an adaptive threshold followed by binary integration is only a fraction of a decibel when compared with optimum binary integration. Binary integration results are given for both fluctuating and nonfluctuating signals.
 Publication:

IEEE Transactions on Aerospace Electronic Systems
 Pub Date:
 November 1974
 DOI:
 10.1109/TAES.1974.307886
 Bibcode:
 1974ITAES..10..795D
 Keywords:

 Binary Data;
 Digital Integrators;
 Performance Prediction;
 Probability Theory;
 Radar Detection;
 Signal Detection;
 Adaptive Control;
 Random Noise;
 Recursive Functions;
 Signal Processing;
 Signal To Noise Ratios;
 Stochastic Processes;
 Thresholds;
 Communications and Radar