A MATLAB Radar Range Equation and Probability of Detection Evaluation Tool

Report No. ARL-TR-1806
Authors: Scheiner, Barry
Date/Pages: January 1999; 22 pages
Abstract: MATLAB COMPUTER PROGRAM, SENSORS, PE62705A Abstract: I have developed a graphical user interface (GUI) that makes the process of evaluating the radar range equation faster and more convenient. From this GUI, one can enter the input parameters necessary to compute the signal-to- noise ratio (SNR) and probability of detection (P(d)) of a radar system as a function of range, and view the results graphically. The GUI and the SNR and P(d) computations are coded using the MATLAB programming language. I review the derivation of the equation used to evaluate the P(d) of a signal detected by a linear quadrature detector and provide examples of the GUI's operation.
Distribution: Approved for public release
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Last Update / Reviewed: January 1, 1999