ASA 129th Meeting - Washington, DC - 1995 May 30 .. Jun 06

2pSP9. Equal-likelihood decision making with limited information.

Richard Pitre

Naval Res. Lab., Washington, DC 20375-5350

Performance measures are examined for a detector-estimator based on an equal-likelihood signal probability model [N. R. Davis and R. Pitre, 978--992 and 993--1005 (1995)]. With limited integration time and SNR, detection and parameter estimation analysis based solely on estimation of cumulants is incomplete. Conventional performance measures like pfa and uncertainty measures such as cost uncertainty and decision information loss are examined as a function of integration time and estimation resolution. [Work sponsored by ONR(NRL).]