Weighting statistics for estimation in a multistatic sensor radar configuration

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Levy, Michael
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Cheney, Margaret, 1955-
Isaacson, David
Minardi, Michael
Siegmann, W. L.
Issue Date
2014-12
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Mathematics
Degree
PhD
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Abstract
Finally, the third topic is weighting statistics for estimating a moving target's position and velocity in a radar configuration made up of multiple transmitter and receiver antennas. We wish to optimize the CRLB values of the unbiased estimators of the target's unknown yet deterministic position and velocity via the received signal scattered from the target. Certain geometric configurations of the antennas and the target, in addition to the quantity of antennas and to the weighted signals at the individual receivers, lead to different variance bounds based on the weights. We show the consequences of poorly chosen weights on the variance bounds. And we show other cases that lead to lower variance bounds due to differently chosen weights compared to equally weighted received signals.
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December 2014
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Dept. of Mathematical Sciences
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Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY
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