## Abstract

Bilinear time-frequency representations (TFRs) and time-scale representations (TSRs) are potentially very useful for detecting a nonstationary signal in the presence of nonstationary noise or interference. As quadratic signal representations, they are promising for situations in which the optimal detector is a quadratic function of the observations. All existing time-frequency formulations of quadratic detection either implement classical optimal detectors equivalently in the time-frequency domain, without fully exploiting the structure of the TFR, or attempt to exploit the nonstationary structure of the signal in an ad hoc manner. We identify several important nonstationary quadratic detection scenarios which are `naturally' suited for TFR/TSR-based detectors; that is, in which TFR/TSR-based detectors are both optimal and exploit the many degrees of freedom available in the TFR/TSR. We also derive explicit expressions for the corresponding optimal TFR/TSR kernels. The proposed TFR/TSR detectors are directly applicable to many important radar/sonar detection problems.

Original language | English (US) |
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Pages | 365-368 |

Number of pages | 4 |

State | Published - 1994 |

Event | Proceedings of the IEEE-SP International Symposium on Time-Frequency and Time-Scale Analysis - Philadelphia, PA, USA Duration: Oct 25 1994 → Oct 28 1994 |

### Other

Other | Proceedings of the IEEE-SP International Symposium on Time-Frequency and Time-Scale Analysis |
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City | Philadelphia, PA, USA |

Period | 10/25/94 → 10/28/94 |

## ASJC Scopus subject areas

- Engineering(all)