Cover: The Incoherent Sequential Detection of a Sine Wave in White Noise.

The Incoherent Sequential Detection of a Sine Wave in White Noise.

Published 1962

by Ivan Selin

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A treatment of the distribution of ending times of the sequential Bayes test for the presence in white noise of a sine wave known except for carrier phase. The algebraic computation is carried out for the case when signal is absent and the false alarm probability is very low. The paper obtains the integral equation satisfied by the distribution of the ending time, but not the solution of this equation. 14 pp.

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