KG 200: The Luftwaffe's Most Secret Unit by Geoffrey J. Thomas

By Geoffrey J. Thomas

Shrouded in secrecy and intrigue in the course of its lifetime and fable and legend considering that its dissolution, the KG 2 hundred nonetheless continues to be for lots of some of the most attention-grabbing devices of the Luftwaffe. supplying spies whereas flying captured Allied plane, clandestine reconnaissance missions over land and sea, checking out new guns similar to the 'Mistel' composite bomber and the piloted V-1, and very long-range liaison flights have been just a few in their initiatives. yet there has been additionally a extra sinister point to their operations: males from KG 2 hundred performed an important half within the infamous motion opposed to the French Resistance at the Vercors plateau, others have been all for what have been successfully suicide missions. Geoff Thomas's deeply researched textual content throws new gentle on all facets of this unit, dispels a few myths and exhibits that regardless of its 'special' prestige, KG 2 hundred used to be simply as a lot a prey to the Nazi hierarchy's energy politics as any other department of Wehrmacht, with effects that have been frequently tragic yet usually farcical.

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23 for the convolution. 25 the value (n — I) as the index of h is always taken modulo N. If n — I does not lie within the interval 0 , . . , (N — 1), suitable multiples of N are added or subtracted. 27 is known as the cyclic convolution. If the signal s consists of a single impulse with the value so = 1 for / = 0, and all the other sn — 0, then yn = hn. The filter function may be produced in such a way and is therefore also called the impulse response. 23 with the FT of s and h. With larger values Af this computation is then much more economical by application of the FFT compared to a direct convolution of s and h in the time domain.

On the other hand, we have shown above that under the assumed conditions # is the estimate with minimum variance. , ftfc has to be estimated then the variances are determined using Fisher's information matrix [5]. 70 can be given another useful form [5]. 73) The second term on the right-hand side cancels p by forming the expectation. This term is then zero, because Jp Jz = 1 and the derivative (32/dfti ftj) Jpdz = 0. 5 Estimation of a signal In some applications the signal has to be estimated in the presence of a disturbance signal.

2 Transition to continuous variables We assume a variable § to be within the interval (x, x + Ax). 2). 9) p(x) is named the probability density function (abbreviated PDF) of x if Ax becomes infinitesimally small, that is Ax —• dx. 11) The value of p(x) is always positive. 12) By this distribution function we may indicate the probability of a noise voltage being below a threshold JC. 14) This may be extended to the important case of N variables. , *#). 19) Example 2: probability density of the sum of two variables As an illustration let us consider the following example.

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