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Simultaneous Detection., and Intensity Estimation of an Optical Image

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1 Author(s)
Lily Wang ; The Aerospace Corporation

A statistical model for simultaneous detection and single parameter estimation of a stochastic signal against background noise is obtained. Two strategies, Bayes and maximum likelihood, are discussed. The detection of an optical point source imaged on a photosensitive surface and the estimation of its intensity based on such strategies are examined. An almost optimum estimate is also proposed and its statistical properties are studied.

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IEEE Transactions on Aerospace and Electronic Systems  (Volume:AES-15 ,  Issue: 2 )