Noncoherent Burst Detection

By | August 10, 2018

I am interested in developing a noncoherent receiver for a burst signal in an SDR. One of the first problems is developing a signal-detection method. I am wondering what is the standard way to go about this? Initially neither the exact frequency of the carrier or phase will be known. An uneducated guess would be to apply a DFT to the sampled sequence and look for a sufficient peak but this probably isn't the correct way to do it.