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Confusion and clairvoyance: some remarks on the composite hypothesis testing problem
Author(s): James Theiler
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Paper Abstract

This paper discusses issues related to the inherent ambiguity of the composite hypothesis testing problem, a problem that is central to the detection of target signals in cluttered backgrounds. In particular, the paper examines the recently proposed method of continuum fusion (which, because it combines an ensemble of clairvoyant detectors, might also be called clairvoyant fusion), and its relationship to other strategies for composite hypothesis testing. A specific example involving the affine subspace model adds to the confusion by illustrating irreconcilable differences between Bayesian and non-Bayesian approaches to target detection.

Paper Details

Date Published: 9 May 2012
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 8390, Algorithms and Technologies for Multispectral, Hyperspectral, and Ultraspectral Imagery XVIII, 839003 (9 May 2012); doi: 10.1117/12.918888
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James Theiler, Los Alamos National Lab. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8390:
Algorithms and Technologies for Multispectral, Hyperspectral, and Ultraspectral Imagery XVIII
Sylvia S. Shen; Paul E. Lewis, Editor(s)

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