Publication:
Electrostatic Target Detection: A Preliminary Investigation

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Authors
Dewey, John K.
Fargues, Monique P.
Hippenstiel, Ralph Dieter
Subjects
target detection, filtering techniques
Advisors
Date of Issue
1994-01-31
Date
October 1, 1993 - January 30, 1994
Publisher
Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School
Language
en_US
Abstract
This report investigates the applicability of a time-domain technique to estimate the fuzing location in the electrostatic detection problem. This preliminary study is restricted to the case of an ideal point charge response for a short circuit longitudinal sensor, and a given miss distance. The procedure uses a combination of a Enear smoothing filter and a non-linear median filter to estimate the fuzing location in noisy conditions. The robustness of the technique to additive white noise distortions is also investigated. Initial results show that the time-domain analysis technique is promising; the error obtained in the estimation may be kept to within 10% of the true fuzing location for a Signal-to-Noise Ratio (SNR) greater than 5.41 dB (i.e., for an additive noise power less than 0.019) in 86% of the distortion levels investigated. Target detection, Filtering techniques
Type
Technical Report
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Department
Electrical and Computer Engineering.
Identifiers
NPS Report Number
NPS-EC-94-001
Sponsors
U.S. Army Research Laboratory
Funder
U.S. Army Research Laboratory
Format
32 p. : ill. ; 28 cm.
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Distribution Statement
Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited.
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