A Method of Computing the Inherent Accuracy With Which a Time Delay Can be Estimated

by Peter Swerling

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Abstract

An approach to the problem of calculating the limits of accuracy with which a time delay between transmission and reception of a waveform can be estimated. After a summary of requisite results from the theory of statistical estimation, certain functions are evaluated which are necessary for applying estimation theory to the case of time-delay estimation; the advantages of this method are discussed.

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