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Pade approximations to matched filter amplitude probability functions

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1 Author(s)
Drumheller, D.M. ; Acoust. Div., Naval Res. Lab., Washington, DC, USA

Performance analysis of echolocation systems requires the probability density function (pdf) or survival function of a matched filter output. A method is presented to derive approximations to these functions using a Pade approximation to their associated characteristic function (CF). The method is based on the Hankel transform. It allows computation of detection probabilities when the matched filter responses to clutter and a target are separately known. Several numerical examples are presented

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Aerospace and Electronic Systems, IEEE Transactions on  (Volume:35 ,  Issue: 3 )