"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.
Betten, J. Robert
Noack, Thomas L.
Jones, R. E. Douglas
Antle, Charles E.
Electrical and Computer Engineering
M.S. in Electrical Engineering
University of Missouri at Rolla
v, 67 pages
© 1967 James Charles Fowler, All rights reserved.
Thesis - Open Access
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Frequency modulation detectors -- Design
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Fowler, James Charles, "Design of a nonparametric detector for FM signals" (1967). Masters Theses. 2929.