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The generalized ambiguity function: a bridgework between classical and quantum radar
Author(s): John E. Gray; Allen D. Parks
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Paper Abstract

We provide a common framework for the measurement problem for radar, sonar, and quantum mechanics by casting them in the common language of quantum mechanics as a Rigged Hilbert Space. This language reveals a more detailed understanding of the underlying interactions of a return signal that are not usually brought out by standard signal processing design techniques. It also provides a means to "post-select" the return signal so the receiver design for radars can be optimized for either a single or multiple operators. Thus, detector design can be optimized for signal interaction with objects, so the algorithm provides a solution to receiver design for general types of interactions.

Paper Details

Date Published: 12 May 2016
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 9829, Radar Sensor Technology XX, 98291C (12 May 2016); doi: 10.1117/12.2223184
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John E. Gray, Naval Surface Warfare Ctr. Dahlgren Div. (United States)
Allen D. Parks, Naval Surface Warfare Ctr. Dahlgren Div. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9829:
Radar Sensor Technology XX
Kenneth I. Ranney; Armin Doerry, Editor(s)

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