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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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  • Current distribution control for parallel connected converters. II

    Publication Year: 1992, Page(s):841 - 851
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    For pt.I, see ibid., vol.28, no.3, p.829-840 (1992). In the central-limit control (CLC), the multiloop controls are employed to regulate the output voltage and track the central weighted current, thus equalizing the output current of each converter module (CM). The current distribution error (CDE) between the output current of each CM is used as a criterion in judging system performance. The predi... 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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  • Calculation of geometric dilution of precision

    Publication Year: 1992, Page(s):893 - 895
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    A very simple closed-form formula for the calculation of the geometric dilution of precision (GDOP) in Global Positioning System (GPS) navigation and in Global Navigation Satellite System (GLONASS) navigation is presented, which requires less than 40 multiplications View full abstract»

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  • Current distribution control for parallel connected converters. I

    Publication Year: 1992, Page(s):829 - 840
    Cited by:  Papers (141)  |  Patents (1)
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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 I,Q mismatch errors on adaptive cancellation

    Publication Year: 1992, Page(s):729 - 740
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    The effects of in-phase (I) and quadrature-phase (Q) amplitude errors and low-pass-filter (LPF) errors on adaptive cancellers are investigated. I,Q errors occur because of errors in the synthesis process of the mixers and LPFs designed to be identical for each input channel. These I,Q errors among the channels result in cancellation degradation. Tapped delay line transversal filters have been prop... 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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  • 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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  • Radiometric detection of spread-spectrum signals in noise of uncertain power

    Publication Year: 1992, Page(s):654 - 660
    Cited by:  Papers (216)  |  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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  • Performance analysis of bearing-only target location algorithms

    Publication Year: 1992, Page(s):817 - 828
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    The performance of two well-known bearing-only location techniques, the maximum likelihood (ML) and the Stansfield estimators, is examined. Analytical expressions are obtained for the bias and the covariance matrix of the estimation error, which permit performance comparison for any case of interest. It is shown that the Stansfield algorithm provides biased estimates even for large numbers of meas... View full abstract»

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  • Land mobile satellite propagation experiments in Kyoto City

    Publication Year: 1992, Page(s):718 - 727
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    In February of 1990, land mobile satellite propagation experiments were conducted in Kyoto City, Japan, using the Engineering Test Satellite V (ETS-V). The signal transmitted from the satellite was received and recorded at a mobile unit moving in different streets of the downtown area. The streets chosen have typical downtown medium and high rise buildings, electric utility poles, trees, etc., whi... 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • A persymmetric multiband GLR algorithm

    Publication Year: 1992, Page(s):806 - 816
    Cited by:  Papers (48)  |  Patents (1)
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    By exploring the covariance structure information to reduce the uncertainty in adaptive processing, a persymmetric generalized likelihood ratio algorithm (PGLR) is developed together with the closed-form expressions of probabilities of detection and false alarm. This multiband algorithm, which requires less computation, can significantly outperform the corresponding unstructured multiband GLR algo... 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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  • Sensitivity analysis of DOA estimation algorithms to sensor errors

    Publication Year: 1992, Page(s):708 - 717
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    A unified statistical performance analysis using subspace perturbation expansions is applied to subspace-based algorithms for direction-of-arrival (DOA) estimation in the presence of sensor errors. In particular, the multiple signal classification (MUSIC), min-norm, state-space realization (TAM and DDA) and estimation of signal parameters via rotational invariance techniques (ESPRIT) algorithms ar... 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 (109)  |  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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  • 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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  • 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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  • On the connection between maximum likelihood sensitivity analysis and nuisance parameter analysis

    Publication Year: 1992, Page(s):884 - 886
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    Sensitivity analysis provides a mean-square-error measure of how the maximum-likelihood (ML) estimates of parameters of interest would change with changes in parameters not being estimated (i.e., nuisance parameters). This type of sensitivity analysis alone does not provide confidence intervals that include the uncertainty in nuisance parameters, whereas nuisance parameter analysis does provide su... 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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  • Monopulse-radar angle tracking in noise or noise jamming

    Publication Year: 1992, Page(s):622 - 638
    Cited by:  Papers (33)  |  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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  • 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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