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Weak transient signal detection in non-Gaussian noise using RBF and recurrent networks
Author(s): LiKang Yen; Jose C. Principe
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Paper Abstract

In most of the developed transient signal detection algorithms, the background noise is usually assumed to be Gaussianly distributed to simplify the derivation of generalized likelihood ratio test (GLRT). However, in many real-world applications like target detection in ultra wideband SAR images, the distribution of dominant interference usually have long tails, and can not be characterized simply by Gaussian distribution. The performance of the linear GLRT detector, which is optimal under the Gaussian background noise assumption, would be badly degraded.In this paper, we take locally optimum approach to develop weak transient signal detection utilizing Laguerre recurrent networks for subspace projection, as well as radial basis function networks for tracking non-Gaussian noise statistics. Experiments show that the proposed weak transient signal detectors perform better than GLRT in the impulsive background noise environment.

Paper Details

Date Published: 26 August 1998
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 3395, Radar Sensor Technology III, (26 August 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.319452
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LiKang Yen, Univ. of Florida (United States)
Jose C. Principe, Univ. of Florida (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3395:
Radar Sensor Technology III
Robert Trebits; James L. Kurtz, Editor(s)

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