Nick Harold Klausner

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This paper addresses the problem of testing for the independence among multiple ( ≥ 2) random vectors. The generalized likelihood ratio test tests the null hypothesis that the composite covariance matrix of the channels is block-diagonal, using a generalized Hadamard ratio. Using the theory of Gram determinants, we show that this Hadamard ratio is(More)
—The use of multiple disparate sonars allows one to exploit a high resolution sonar with good target definition while taking advantage of the clutter suppressing abilities of a low resolution broadband sonar co-registered over the same region to provide potentially much better detection and classification performance comparing to those of the single sonar(More)
This paper considers the problem of testing for the independence among multiple (≥ 2) random vectors with each random vector representing a time series captured at one sensor. Implementing the Generalized Likelihood Ratio Test involves testing the null hypothesis that the composite covariance matrix of the channels is block-diagonal through the use(More)
—This paper introduces a new target detection method for multiple disparate sonar platforms. The detection method is based upon multi-channel coherence analysis (MCA) framework which allows one to optimally decompose the multi-channel data to analyze their linear dependence or coherence. This decomposition then allows one to extract MCA features which can(More)
This paper presents a coherence-based detection method for multiple disparate sensing systems using the multi-channel coherence analysis (MCA) framework. MCA provides an optimal coordinate system for multi-channel detection problems as it finds sets of one-dimensional mapping vectors that maximize the sum of the cross-correlations among all pair-wise(More)
—The use of multiple disparate platforms in many remote sensing and surveillance applications allows one to exploit the coherent information shared among all sensory systems thereby potentially reducing the risk of making single-sensory biased detection and classification decisions. This paper introduces a target detection method based upon multi-channel(More)
This letter considers the problem of threshold selection for a correlation test among multiple (≥2) random vectors. The generalized likelihood ratio test (GLRT) for this problem uses a generalized Hadamard ratio to test for block diagonality in a composite covariance matrix. As the number of realizations used to estimate the composite covariance(More)
—This paper uses the canonical correlation decomposition (CCD) framework to investigate the spatial correlation of sources captured using two spatially separated sensor arrays. The relationship between the canonical correlations of the observed signals and the spatial correlation coefficients of the source signals are first derived, including an analysis of(More)
A critical need of the U.S. Navy is the development of a reliable, efficient and robust underwater target detection system that can operate in realtime with multiple disparate sensor systems and in different environmental and operating conditions. In a surveillance area there could be multiple UUVs each equipped with a wide variety of sensors including(More)
This paper investigates the effects of incrementally adding new data to the classical Gauss-Gauss detector for testing between the known covariance matrices in competing multivariate models. We show that updating the likelihood ratio and J-divergence as a result of general data augmentation inherently involves linearly estimating the new data from the old.(More)