Optimal transmit signal design for active sonar/radar
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This work is concerned with the optimization of an active sonar or radar transmit signal, to maximize the probability of detecting a nonmoving point target in the presence of signal-dependent reverberation and colored ambient noise whose power spectral densities are known. An analytical solution first reported by Kooij is corrected and extended. A simple example for the white ambient noise case is included to provide insight into the transmit signal optimization. This example shows that the effect of the solution is to "pre-emphasize" the transmit signal, which results in the whitening of the signal-dependent reverberation power spectral density.
ICASSP, IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing - Proceedings
Kay, Steven M., and John H. Thanos. "Optimal transmit signal design for active sonar/radar." ICASSP, IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing - Proceedings 2, (2002). doi:10.1109/icassp.2002.5744901.