The Estimation and Tracking of Frequency

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Cambridge University Press, Feb 5, 2001 - Computers - 266 pages
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Many electronic and acoustic signals can be modeled as sums of sinusoids and noise. However, the amplitudes, phases and frequencies of the sinusoids are often unknown and must be estimated in order to characterize the periodicity or near-periodicity of a signal and consequently to identify its source. Quinn and Hannan present and analyze several practical techniques used for such estimation. The problem of tracking slow frequency changes of a very noisy sinusoid over time is also considered. Rigorous analyses are presented via asymptotic or large sample theory, together with physical insight. The book focuses on achieving extremely accurate estimates when the signal to noise ratio is low but the sample size is large.
  

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Truly a fantastic book. Everything is explained and proofed in a fantastic scientific manner and is recommended for anyone with an interest in any form of science, waves or anything statistical or mathematical.

Contents

Statistical and Probabilistic Methods
26
The Estimation of a Fixed Frequency
48
Techniques Derived from ARMA Modelling
102
Techniques Based on Phases and Autocovariances
125
Estimation using Fourier Coefficients
180
Tracking Frequency in Low SNR Conditions
215
Appendix MATLAB programs
242
References
259
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