Convexity properties of detection probability for noncoherent detection of a modulated sinusoidal carrier
IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
12410 - 12415
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In this correspondence paper, the problem of noncoherent detection of a sinusoidal carrier is considered in the presence of Gaussian noise. The convexity properties of the detection probability are characterized with respect to the signal-To-noise ratio (SNR). It is proved that the detection probability is a strictly concave function of SNR when the false alarm probability α satisfies α > e-2, and it is first a strictly convex function and then a strictly concave function of SNR for α < e-2. In addition, optimal power allocation strategies are derived under average and peak power constraints. It is shown that on-off signaling can be optimal for α < e-2 depending on the power constraints, whereas transmission at a constant power level that is equal to the average power limit is optimal in all other cases.