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Time-frequency based detection in impulsive noise environments using alpha-stable noise models

Coates M. J., Kuruoglu E. E.

Time-frequency analysis  Electrical and Electronic Engineering  Alpha-stable noise  Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition  Software  Detection  Signal Processing  Control and Systems Engineering 

We develop near-optimal test statistics for the detection of arbitrary non-stationary second-order random signals in impulsive noise, modelled using a bivariate, isotropic ?-stable distribution. The test statistics are derived by approximating the noise model using a mixture of Gaussians, trained using an expectation-maximisation algorithm. We consider the extension to the case when the signal to be detected is subjected to an unknown time-frequency or time-scale shift, and show that approximations to locally optimal test statistics can be implemented using bilinear time-frequency or time-scale representations. We demonstrate that the performance of the locally optimal linear receiver is poor in even mildly impulsive noise; the alternative detection statistics proposed in this paper offer considerably enhanced performance.

Source: Signal processing (Print) 82 (2002): 1917–1925. doi:10.1016/S0165-1684(02)00319-5

Publisher: Elsevier, Amsterdam , Paesi Bassi


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	title = {Time-frequency based detection in impulsive noise environments using alpha-stable noise models},
	author = {Coates M. J. and Kuruoglu E. E.},
	publisher = {Elsevier, Amsterdam , Paesi Bassi},
	doi = {10.1016/s0165-1684(02)00319-5},
	journal = {Signal processing (Print)},
	volume = {82},
	pages = {1917–1925},
	year = {2002}