Masters Theses

Abstract

"The communication engineer has in the past treated the detection problem from a parametric point of view. That is, the signal has been assumed to be of a known deterministic form and the noise of a known statistical form. This approach has proved valuable in many cases, but it is subject to severe limitations, e.g., if either the noise or signal change form, a new detector must be designed. Because of these limitations there is a need to find a more general form of detector.

This study looks at a specific statistic (the Cramér-von Mises statistic) and designs a detector to utilize this statistic. This detector is of the nonparametric class in that a complete knowledge of the signal and noise is not necessary for its operation. This nonparametric detector is then compared to the optimum detector for several specific cases.

The Cramér-von Mises Detector, while requiring more samples than the optimum detector in each case, can efficiently detect Signals in an unlimited number of special cases, while the optimum detector can efficiently detect a signal only in the case for which it is designed"--Abstract, page i.

Advisor(s)

Betten, J. Robert

Committee Member(s)

Noack, Thomas L.
Jones, R. E. Douglas
Antle, Charles E.

Department(s)

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Degree Name

M.S. in Electrical Engineering

Publisher

University of Missouri at Rolla

Publication Date

1967

Pagination

v, 67 pages

Note about bibliography

Includes bibliographical references (pages 64-66).

Rights

© 1967 James Charles Fowler, All rights reserved.

Document Type

Thesis - Open Access

File Type

text

Language

English

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Frequency modulation detectors -- Design
Signal detection
Signal processing

Thesis Number

T 1989

Print OCLC #

5981430

Electronic OCLC #

910180328

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