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Time filter

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Sunnyvale, CA, United States

Applied Signal Technology is a provider of advanced intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance products, systems, and services, established in 1984 in Sunnyvale, California. Its 2009 revenue was $202.6 million with a profit of $22.9 million. Its current President and CEO is William B. Van Vleet III. AST serves the defense, intelligence, homeland security, and select commercial markets.Its products are used to scan and filter cell phone, ship-to-shore, microwave, and military transmissions and evaluate them for relevant information.In December 2010, AST agreed to be acquired by military contractor Raytheon for $490 million. Wikipedia.


A method for target detection includes: receiving input data via an input signal; generating a histogram from the received data by a processor; rank-ordering the received data based on power or amplitude of the received input signal; comparing the ranked data received in a current time period to the ranked data received in a previous time period to calculate a Bivariate Conditional Exceedance function (BCEF); utilizing the calculated BCEF to estimate a Gumbel Copula parameter; accumulating a log-likelihood statistic from the estimated Gumbel Copula parameter and the generated histogram; comparing the log-likelihood statistic with a threshold value; and determining a detection of the target, when the log-likelihood statistic is below the threshold value.


Patent
Applied Signal Technology | Date: 2010-04-30

A method and apparatus for fractional digital integration of an input signal is provided, the input signal including a time series of numerical values and the method or apparatus including applying the input signal time series to one input of a two-input summer at a time I, providing an output of the summer to a delay register at time I, providing an output of the delay register from time i1 to a two-input multiplier, providing an output of the multiplier to the summer at time I, using a resettable counter to determine a value i and index a lookup table with i to provide the indexed value of the lookup table as an input to the multiplier, and obtaining an output signal time series from the output of the summer.


Patent
Applied Signal Technology | Date: 2010-05-04

A method and apparatus provide digital frequency channelization of a digitally sampled input stream having a first bandwidth. The method and apparatus are implementable in software, firmware or hardware and convert a first set of real samples from the input stream into a first plurality of complex samples with a first functional block performing filtering, decimation and tuning functions, convert the first plurality of complex samples into a first pair of consecutive USB and a first pair of consecutive LSB complex samples with a second functional block performing filtering, decimation and tuning functions, and convert the first pair of consecutive USB and the first pair of consecutive LSB complex samples into a two pairs of complex USB and LSB complex samples with a pair of third functional blocks performing filtering, decimation and tuning functions, and apply the two pairs of complex USB and LSB complex samples to a string of n pairs (for n greater than or equal to one) third functional blocks each performing filtering, decimation and tuning functions.


Patent
Applied Signal Technology | Date: 2010-04-30

A digital filter-decimator-tuner is configured to receive a complex signal input x


Patent
Applied Signal Technology | Date: 2011-10-31

A system for correcting for an angle of rotation between a linearly polarized target signal and a dual-polarized antenna having vertical and horizontal outputs includes receiving a time series of signals from the vertical and horizontal outputs of the receive antenna, applying the vertical signals simultaneously to a data buffer and to a spectrum domain converter block to yield, respectively, spectral Xv(n) and Xv(k) signals, applying the horizontal signals simultaneously to a data buffer and to a spectrum domain converter block to yield, respectively, spectral Xh(n) and Xh(k) signals, detecting the angle of rotation, applying the angle of rotation and the Xv(k) and Xh(k) signals to a polarization rotation correction block to obtain polarization corrected frequency data, and applying the detected angle of rotation and the Xv(n) and Xh(n) signals to a polarization rotation correction block to obtain polarization corrected time data.

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