Mathematical formulas are derived for computing the relative performance gains obtainable with non-coherent and coherent integration in the detection of narrowband signals using an FFT filter bank. Numerical results are provided for typical implementation parameters. These results are useful for making appropriate tradeoffs in the design of solutions for practical signal detection problems.

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Keywords Coherent integration, Constant false alarm rate (CFAR), Detection and estimation, FFT filter bank, Non-coherent integration
Persistent URL dx.doi.org/10.1109/IMTC.2009.5168661
Conference 2009 IEEE Intrumentation and Measurement Technology Conference, I2MTC 2009
Citation
Wang, S. (Sichun), Inkol, R. (Robert), Rajan, S, & Patenaude, F. (François). (2009). FFT filter-bank-based wideband detection: Coherent vs. non-coherent integration. In 2009 IEEE Intrumentation and Measurement Technology Conference, I2MTC 2009 (pp. 1332–1336). doi:10.1109/IMTC.2009.5168661