Journal article

OPTIMAL WAVE-FORM SELECTION FOR TRACKING-SYSTEMS

DJ KERSHAW, RJ EVANS

IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON INFORMATION THEORY | IEEE-INST ELECTRICAL ELECTRONICS ENGINEERS INC | Published : 1994

Abstract

In this paper we investigate adaptive waveform selection schemes where selection is based on overall target tracking system performance. Optimal receiver assumptions allow the inclusion of transmitted waveform specification parameters in the tracking subsystem defining equations. We give explicit expressions for two one-step ahead optimization problems for a single target in white Gaussian noise when the tracker is a conventional Kalman filter. These problems may be solved to yield the most improvement possible in tracking performance for each new transmitted pulse. In cases where target motion is restricted to one dimension, closed-form solutions to the local (one step ahead) waveform optim..

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