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Understanding Probability of Intercept for Intermittent Signals

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Agilent in Aerospace/Defense – Webcast Series

Title: Understanding Probability of Intercept for Intermittent Signals

Date: March 21, 2013


Engineers use a variety of test solutions to help identify intermittent signals where the key metric is probability of intercept (POI). The choice of technique can dramatically affect the detection of signals that are important in radar, EW, EMI, military communications and satellite communications. As a result, understanding POI for an instrument is a complex challenge. This paper will address the key variables in the analysis of such signals as well as the techniques used to optimize instrumentation to find rare signal events. It will also compare techniques that range from traditional swept-tuned spectrum analysis to new capabilities that rely on advanced signal processing.

Ricky Overdorf, Aerospace Defense Applications Engineer, Agilent Technologies

Mr. Overdorf is responsible for product planning of Aerospace and Defense applications for signal analyzers and signal generators. Within Agilent he has also served as a Business Development Engineer for electronic system level design solutions focusing on military communications and RADAR. He has also been an Application Engineer in Agilent’s electromagnetic interference test sector. Prior to joining Agilent, Richard worked in head-end cable where he was responsible for maintenance and operation of a satellite link for commercial television.


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