IEEE Transactions on Aerospace and Electronic Systems

Issue 3 • July 1992

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  • Correction to 'Lyapunov stability designs for switching regulator/low-pass filter system'

    Publication Year: 1992, Page(s):881 - 884
    Cited by:  Papers (1)
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    It is noted that the results obtained in the above-titled paper (ibid., vol.25, no.5, p.602-610, Sept. 1989) are erroneous since the Lyapunov matrix equation was not solved correctly and completely. Also, erroneous conclusions resulted because a solution to the ten simultaneous equations which result from the evaluation of that equation was not obtained. These errors are corrected and the Lyapunov... View full abstract»

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  • Comment on "Eigenstructure assignment for linear systems" by A.N. Andry, et al. [Aerospace control]

    Publication Year: 1992, Page(s):920 - 921
    Cited by:  Papers (5)
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    In the above-titled paper (see ibid., vol.AES-19, p.711-729, Sept. 1983), an achievability subspace is given and used for eigenstructure assignment of linear systems with gain output feedback. The commenter shows that the achievability subspace is not generally achievable.<> View full abstract»

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  • Taxonomic performance evaluation for multitarget tracking systems

    Publication Year: 1992, Page(s):775 - 787
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    A scoring scheme based on an object track classification which facilitates performance evaluation for multiple-target tracking systems is derived and applied to specific test cases involving a comparison of operational and modified tracking system performance. The performance measures derived can be applied both to comparative evaluations of tracking system alternatives where relative performance ... View full abstract»

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  • Convergence analysis for inexact mechanization of Kalman filtering

    Publication Year: 1992, Page(s):612 - 621
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    A computational aspect of real-time estimation is considered, in which the estimation algorithm to be used has the standard optimal Kalman filtering structure, but the actual inverse matrix within the Kalman gain is replaced by an expedient approximation at each instant. In real-time applications, most Kalman filtering schemes are approximate to a degree as a consequence of numerical roundoff matr... View full abstract»

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  • Bandwidth performance of linear adaptive arrays with tapped delay-line processing

    Publication Year: 1992, Page(s):901 - 908
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    The nulling bandwidth of adaptive arrays with tapped delay-line processing is examined. Linear arrays with up to 10 elements are considered. It is shown how the number of taps in the delay lines and the amount of delay between taps affect the nulling bandwidth. For each size of array, the optimal number of delay-line taps and the optimal intertap delays are determined as functions of the required ... View full abstract»

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  • Robust dissipative compensators for flexible spacecraft control

    Publication Year: 1992, Page(s):768 - 774
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    The problem of controller design for flexible spacecraft is addressed. Model-based compensators, which rely on the knowledge of the system parameters to tune the state estimator, are first considered, and are shown to have high sensitivity to parameter uncertainties. Three types of dissipative controllers, which use collocated actuators and sensors, are next considered. These controllers guarantee... View full abstract»

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  • Radiometric detection of spread-spectrum signals in noise of uncertain power

    Publication Year: 1992, Page(s):654 - 660
    Cited by:  Papers (228)  |  Patents (6)
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    The standard analysis of the radiometric detectability of a spread-spectrum signal assumes a background of stationary, white Gaussian noise whose power spectral density can be measured very accurately. This assumption yields a fairly high probability of interception, even for signals of short duration. By explicitly considering the effect of uncertain knowledge of the noise power density, it is de... View full abstract»

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  • Optimal data fusion of correlated local decisions in multiple sensor detection systems

    Publication Year: 1992, Page(s):916 - 920
    Cited by:  Papers (113)  |  Patents (1)
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    Z. Chair and P.R. Varshney (1986) solved the data fusion problem for fixed binary local detectors with statistically independent decisions. Their solution is generalized by using the Bahadur-Lazarsfeld expansion of probability density functions. The optimal data fusion rule is developed for correlation local binary decisions, in terms of the conditional correlation coefficients of all orders. It i... View full abstract»

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  • Radar receiver optimization for a continuously scanning antenna

    Publication Year: 1992, Page(s):861 - 868
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    The optimum coherent radar receiver configuration is derived for a continuously scanning antenna on the basis of maximizing the available energy for a given processor complexity. Included in the analysis are the length of the coherent dwell, the size of the discrete Fourier transform and the degree of weighting used for Doppler filtering, and the use of overlapped processing windows. Gaussian shap... View full abstract»

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  • Target motion compensation by spectrum shifting in synthetic aperture radar

    Publication Year: 1992, Page(s):895 - 901
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    Target motion can severely distort the image in a conventional synthetic aperture radar (SAR) by causing targets having even small components of radial velocity to be lost or to appear with enormous along-track errors. The presence of moving targets in the image can be detected from the spectral characteristics of the data samples contained in the synthetic aperture sequences being processed. By i... View full abstract»

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  • Reduced-order multiple model adaptive controller for flexible spacestructure

    Publication Year: 1992, Page(s):756 - 767
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    The robustness of a moving-bank multiple model adaptive estimator/controller to order reduction in the controller design model is examined. It is shown that the adaptive mechanism and bank-moving logic are not confounded by the effects of unmodeled higher order modes of a large flexible spacestructure. Control characteristics are achieved that are essentially equivalent to those of an artificially... View full abstract»

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  • An improved multiple target angle tracking algorithm

    Publication Year: 1992, Page(s):797 - 805
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    An improved version of a multiple-target-angle tracking algorithm using sensor array outputs is presented. While retaining all the good features of the original algorithm, the improved version greatly reduces the error propagation due to the use of recursive approximations in updating target angle estimates. The assumption of a constant signal covariance matrix is no longer necessary. The improved... View full abstract»

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  • Distributed detection by a large team of sensors in tandem

    Publication Year: 1992, Page(s):639 - 653
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    The problem of decentralized binary hypothesis testing by a team consisting of N decision makers (DMs) in tandem is considered. Each DM receives an observation and transmits a binary message to its successor; the last DM has to decide which hypothesis is true. The necessary and sufficient condition for the probability of error to go asymptotically to zero as N→∞ is tha... View full abstract»

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  • Efficient gating in data association with multivariate Gaussian distributed states

    Publication Year: 1992, Page(s):909 - 916
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    An efficient algorithm for evaluating the (weighted bipartite graph of) associations between two sets of data with Gaussian error, e.g., between a set of measured state vectors and a set of estimated state vectors, is described. A general method is developed for determining, from the covariance matrix, minimal d-dimensional error ellipsoids for the state vectors which always overlap when ... View full abstract»

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  • Modeling the switch of PWM convertors (comments, with reply, on `Simplified analysis of PWM converters using models of PWM switch' by V. Vorperian)

    Publication Year: 1992, Page(s):921 - 925
    Cited by:  Papers (5)  |  Patents (1)
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    The switch model of pulsewidth modulation (PWM) converters proposed by V. Vorperian (ibid., vol.26, p.490-496, 497-505, May 1990) is critically examined. The commenter suggests that the omission of the inductor from the model has led to errors in the modeling of discontinuous conduction mode (DCM) converters. The author responds that intuitive conflicts with the average switch model can easily ari... View full abstract»

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  • An experimental investigation of three eigen DF techniques

    Publication Year: 1992, Page(s):852 - 860
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    The comparative direction-finding (DF) performance of multiple signal classification (MUSIC), ROOT-MUSIC, and estimation of signal parameters via rotational invariance techniques (ESPRIT) is considered. Data were collected from two target transmitters operating simultaneously. The objective of the experiment was to evaluate multipath resolution capability using measurement precision equivalent to ... View full abstract»

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  • Multisignal time delay detection and tracking

    Publication Year: 1992, Page(s):675 - 696
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    An optimum solution to the time delay detection and tracking problem for a single signal is extended to the multisignal problem where the number of signals present in the observed data (if any) is unknown. The number of signals present is determined, and the time delay of each detected signal is tracked. The number of possible global, or first level, hypotheses is large because of the exponential ... View full abstract»

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  • Current distribution control for parallel connected converters. I

    Publication Year: 1992, Page(s):829 - 840
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    For pt.II, see ibid., vol.28, no.3, p.841-851 (1992). A master-slave control scheme for a uniform current distribution among converter modules in a parallel connected system is presented. In this technique, inner current loops are introduced to the system to achieve output current equalization. The current distribution error is used as a criterion for judging system performance. Using this control... View full abstract»

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  • The effect of gyro nonorthogonality error on gyrocompassing

    Publication Year: 1992, Page(s):890 - 893
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    The effect of the gyro nonorthogonality on the two-step gyrocompassing process is analyzed. It is shown that the azimuth misalignment resulting from gyro nonorthogonality depends on the platform direction with respect to geographic frame. Gyrocompassing error is explicitly expressed in terms of gyro nonorthogonality and gyro parameters. A compensation scheme to eliminate the gyrocompassing error, ... View full abstract»

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  • Characterizing radar emissions using a robust countermeasure receiver

    Publication Year: 1992, Page(s):741 - 755
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    The author presents a high-sensitivity signal processing approach for detecting and estimating the angle of arrival (AOA), frequency and pulse repetition frequency (PRF) of multiple radar emitters using broadband interferometers. Two time series are generated using information embedded in the sampled cross correlation of the signals obtained from three antenna elements (i.e. two base legs). The ph... View full abstract»

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  • Experiments on aeronautical satellite communications using ETS-V satellite

    Publication Year: 1992, Page(s):788 - 796
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    The world's first aeronautical satellite communication experiments, conducted at L-band frequencies using a commercial aircraft, are described. An airborne antenna with electronically steerable beam and communication equipment was installed in a B-747F freighter flying over transoceanic flight routes. The satellite used in these experiments is the Engineering Test Satellite-Five (ETS-V). ... View full abstract»

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  • Monopulse-radar angle tracking in noise or noise jamming

    Publication Year: 1992, Page(s):622 - 638
    Cited by:  Papers (38)  |  Patents (1)
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    In many monopulse radars, feedback in the angle-tracking servo system is taken to be directly proportional to the monopulse ratio. In those radars, monopulse measurements are conditioned on simultaneous occurrences of receiver sum-channel video exceeding a detection threshold: if a detection fails to occur, the measurement is ignored, and the angle-tracking servo is made to coast. Such conditionin... View full abstract»

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  • Interrelationships among performance characteristics, capacitance, and sequence impedances of single-phase motors

    Publication Year: 1992, Page(s):908 - 909
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    The author presents a clear, concise method of analysis of the performance of the single-phase induction motor with a capacitor in one winding. Using familiar symmetrical component notation, the developed equations permit rapid calculation of average electromagnetic torque, power factor, line current, and efficiency in terms of capacitance and motor sequence impedances, at any speed. The effect of... View full abstract»

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  • Analysis of CA-CFAR processors for linear-law detection

    Publication Year: 1992, Page(s):661 - 665
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    A method for evaluating the performance of cell-averaging constant false alarm rate (CA-CFAR) processors which use the amplitude of echo signals rather than their squared amplitude is presented. Results for the case of Rayleigh clutter/noise statistics are given. Detection probabilities are evaluated for the case of a Rayleigh fluctuating target embedded in Rayleigh clutter/noise for linear-law CA... View full abstract»

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  • Performance of diversely polarized antenna arrays for correlated signals

    Publication Year: 1992, Page(s):869 - 879
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    The performance of direction finding systems in a correlated signal environment utilizing diversely polarized antenna arrays is investigated. The Cramer-Rao bound (CRB) is used to evaluate the accuracy of the estimated directions of arrival (DOAs). Compact closed form formulas are presented for the CRB corresponding to the joint estimation of the DOAs, signal covariance matrix, signal polarization... View full abstract»

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