Recently, we developed a robust generalization of the Gaussian quasi-likelihood ratio test (GQLRT). This generalization, called measure-Transformed GQLRT (MT-GQLRT), operates by selecting a Gaussian model that best empirically fits a transformed probability measure of the data. In this letter, a plug-in version of the MT-GQLRT is developed for robust detection of a random signal in nonspherical noise. The proposed detector is derived by plugging an empirical measure-Transformed noise covariance, obtained from noise-only secondary data, into the MT-GQLRT. The plug-inMT-GQLRTis illustrated in simulation examples that show its advantages as compared to other detectors.
- Higher order statistics
- Probability measure transform
- Robust statistics
- Signal detection