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Novel algorithm for real-time adaptive signal detection and identification
Author(s): Gerard E. Sleefe; Mark D. Ladd; Daniel E. Gallegos; Carl W. Sicking; Ireena A. Erteza
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Paper Abstract

This paper describes a novel digital signal processing algorithm for adaptively detecting and identifying signals buried in noise. The algorithm continually computes and updates the long-term statistics and spectral characteristics of the background noise. Using this noise model, a set of adaptive thresholds and matched digital filters are implemented to enhance and detect signals that are buried in the noise. The algorithm furthermore automatically suppresses coherent noise sources and adapts to time-varying signal conditions. Signal detection is performed in both the time- domain and the frequency-domain, thereby permitting the detection of both broad-band transients and narrow-band signals. The detection algorithm also provides for the computation of important signal features such as amplitude, timing, and phase information. Signal identification is achieved through a combination of frequency-domain template matching and spectral peak picking. The algorithm described herein is well suited for real-time implementation on digital signal processing hardware. This paper presents the theory of the adaptive algorithm, provides an algorithmic block diagram, and demonstrate its implementation and performance with real- world data. The computational efficiency of the algorithm is demonstrated through benchmarks on specific DSP hardware. The applications for this algorithm, which range from vibration analysis to real-time image processing, are also discussed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 17 July 1998
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 3374, Signal Processing, Sensor Fusion, and Target Recognition VII, (17 July 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.327124
Show Author Affiliations
Gerard E. Sleefe, Sandia National Labs. (United States)
Mark D. Ladd, Sandia National Labs. (United States)
Daniel E. Gallegos, Sandia National Labs. (United States)
Carl W. Sicking, Sandia National Labs. (United States)
Ireena A. Erteza, Sandia National Labs. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3374:
Signal Processing, Sensor Fusion, and Target Recognition VII
Ivan Kadar, Editor(s)

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