Threshold Behavior of the Maximum Likelihood Estimator of Frequency

Barry G. Quinn, Peter J. Kootsookos

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We present accurate simplifications of the Rife and Boorstyn performance equations for the maximum likelihood estimator of frequency. The simplicity of the result allows quick calculation of the onset of threshold as a function of sample size and signal to noise ratio (SNR). The accuracy of the new expression is demonstrated via simulation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3291-3294
Number of pages4
JournalIEEE Transactions on Signal Processing
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - 1994
Externally publishedYes


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