Frequency estimation using tapered data

B. G. Quinn*

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    The maximizer of the periodogram of a sinusoid in additive noise is known to have optimal asymptotic properties even when the noise is neither Gaussian nor white. The effect of tapering or windowing on the accuracy of the estimator does not appear to have been considered previously. In this paper, we present the asymptotic theory for the maximizer of windowed periodograms of Hamming and Hanning-type. We also introduce and analyse two closed-form frequency estimators constructed from three Fourier coefficients of a Hanning-tapered process.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publication2006 IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing - Proceedings
    Place of PublicationPiscataway, NJ
    PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
    PagesIII 73-III 76
    Number of pages4
    ISBN (Print)142440469X, 9781424404698
    Publication statusPublished - 2006
    Event2006 IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing, ICASSP 2006 - Toulouse, France
    Duration: 14 May 200619 May 2006


    Other2006 IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing, ICASSP 2006

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