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General Expressions for Rician Density and Distribution Functions

D. Drumheller
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IEEE Transactions on Aerospace and Electronic Systems
Year: 1993
Volume: 29
Issue: 2
Page range: 580-588

General expressions are derived for the density and distribution functions of the amplitude of a linear matched filter output given a nonfluctuating target in arbitrary clutter. These generalized Rician density and distribution functions are based on the density function of the clutter amplitude at the receiver output, and are easily evaluated numerically. Furthermore, we present error bounds for the numerical calculation of the density function. We also present several numerical examples.

*Engineering > Electrical Engineering