System and method for constructing filters for detecting signals whose frequency content varies with time
Abstract
A system and method for constructing a bank of filters which detect the presence of signals whose frequency content varies with time. The present invention includes a novel system and method for developing one or more time templates designed to match the received signals of interest and the bank of matched filters use the one or more time templates to detect the received signals. Each matched filter compares the received signal x(t) with a respective, unique time template that has been designed to approximate a form of the signals of interest. The robust time domain template is assumed to be of the order of w(t)=A(t)cos{2.pi..phi.(t)} and the present invention uses the trajectory of a joint timefrequency representation of x(t) as an approximation of the instantaneous frequency function {.phi.'(t). First, numerous data samples of the received signal x(t) are collected. A joint time frequency representation is then applied to represent the signal, preferably using the time frequency distribution series (also known as the Gabor spectrogram). The joint timefrequency transformation represents the analyzed signal energy at time t and frequency .function., P(t,f), which is a threedimensional plot of time vs. frequency vs. signal energy. Then P(t,f) is reduced to a multivalued functionmore »
 Inventors:

 Austin, TX
 Los Alamos, NM
 Issue Date:
 Research Org.:
 Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL), Los Alamos, NM
 OSTI Identifier:
 870687
 Patent Number(s):
 5574639
 Assignee:
 National Instruments Corporation (Austin, TX)
 DOE Contract Number:
 W7405ENG36
 Resource Type:
 Patent
 Country of Publication:
 United States
 Language:
 English
 Subject:
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Qian, Shie, and Dunham, Mark E. System and method for constructing filters for detecting signals whose frequency content varies with time. United States: N. p., 1996.
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@article{osti_870687,
title = {System and method for constructing filters for detecting signals whose frequency content varies with time},
author = {Qian, Shie and Dunham, Mark E},
abstractNote = {A system and method for constructing a bank of filters which detect the presence of signals whose frequency content varies with time. The present invention includes a novel system and method for developing one or more time templates designed to match the received signals of interest and the bank of matched filters use the one or more time templates to detect the received signals. Each matched filter compares the received signal x(t) with a respective, unique time template that has been designed to approximate a form of the signals of interest. The robust time domain template is assumed to be of the order of w(t)=A(t)cos{2.pi..phi.(t)} and the present invention uses the trajectory of a joint timefrequency representation of x(t) as an approximation of the instantaneous frequency function {.phi.'(t). First, numerous data samples of the received signal x(t) are collected. A joint time frequency representation is then applied to represent the signal, preferably using the time frequency distribution series (also known as the Gabor spectrogram). The joint timefrequency transformation represents the analyzed signal energy at time t and frequency .function., P(t,f), which is a threedimensional plot of time vs. frequency vs. signal energy. Then P(t,f) is reduced to a multivalued function f(t), a two dimensional plot of time vs. frequency, using a thresholding process. Curve fitting steps are then performed on the time/frequency plot, preferably using LevenbergMarquardt curve fitting techniques, to derive a general instantaneous frequency function .phi.'(t) which best fits the multivalued function f(t), a trajectory of the joint timefrequency domain representation of x(t). Integrating .phi.'(t) along t yields .phi.(t), which is then inserted into the form of the time template equation. A suitable amplitude A(t) is also preferably determined. Once the time template has been determined, one or more filters are developed which each use a version or form of the time template.},
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