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Bandlimits and coherent modulation filtering of non-stationary signals
Author(s): Pascal Clark; Les Atlas
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Paper Abstract

Modulation filtering is a technique for filtering slowly-varying envelopes of frequency subbands of a non-stationary signal, ideally without affecting the signal's phase and fine-structure. Coherent modulation filtering is a potentially more effective subtype of such techniques where subband envelopes are determined through demodulation of the subband signal with a coherently detected subband carrier. In this paper we propose a coherent modulation filtering technique based on detecting the instantaneous frequency of a subband from its time-frequency representation. We show that coherent modulation filtering imposes a new bandlimiting constraint on the modulation product plus the ability to recover arbitrarily chosen envelopes and carriers from their modulation product. We show that a carrier estimate based on the time-varying spectral center-of-gravity satisfies the bandlimiting condition as well as Loughlin's previously derived bandlimiting constraint on the instantaneous frequency of carrier. These bandwidth constraints lead to effective and distortion-free modulation filters, offering new approaches for potential signal modification. The spectral center-of-gravity does not satisfy the condition on arbitrary recovery, however, which somewhat limits the flexibility of coherent modulation filtering. Demonstrations are provided with speech signals.

Paper Details

Date Published: 3 September 2008
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 7074, Advanced Signal Processing Algorithms, Architectures, and Implementations XVIII, 70740R (3 September 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.795685
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Pascal Clark, Univ. of Washington (United States)
Les Atlas, Univ. of Washington (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7074:
Advanced Signal Processing Algorithms, Architectures, and Implementations XVIII
Franklin T. Luk, Editor(s)

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