Radar target detection hinges on probabilities
Abstract
A program for the TI59 is presented that performs radar detection calculations. The program performs functions such as calculating npulse detectability factor for a given detection probability including collapsing loss factor for a steady target. The detectability factor is defined for pulse radar as 'the ratio of single pulse energy to noise power per bandwidth that provides stated probabilities of detection and false alarm'. In addition, it calculates the detectability factor for fully coherent detection with known signal phase, as well as integration loss, collapsing loss, singlesample fluctuation loss, and n sub esample fluctuation loss. Finally, operating instructions for the program are given.
 Publication:

Microwaves
 Pub Date:
 September 1979
 Bibcode:
 1979MicWa..18...70B
 Keywords:

 Computer Programs;
 Probability Theory;
 Radar Targets;
 Target Recognition;
 Error Analysis;
 Losses;
 Pulse Radar;
 Subroutines;
 Communications and Radar