Picture of virus under microscope

Research under the microscope...

The Strathprints institutional repository is a digital archive of University of Strathclyde research outputs.

Strathprints serves world leading Open Access research by the University of Strathclyde, including research by the Strathclyde Institute of Pharmacy and Biomedical Sciences (SIPBS), where research centres such as the Industrial Biotechnology Innovation Centre (IBioIC), the Cancer Research UK Formulation Unit, SeaBioTech and the Centre for Biophotonics are based.

Explore SIPBS research

Frequency estimation in the presence of Doppler spread: performance analysis

Ghogho, M. and Swami, A. and Durrani, T.S. (2001) Frequency estimation in the presence of Doppler spread: performance analysis. IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing, 49 (4). pp. 777-789. ISSN 1053-587X

Full text not available in this repository. (Request a copy from the Strathclyde author)

Abstract

We are concerned with the estimation of the frequency of a complex sinusoid that has been corrupted by complex-valued multiplicative and additive noise. This problem is important in many applications including array processing in the case of spatially distributed sources and synchronization in the context of time-selective channels. The multiplicative noise smears the spectral line due to the sinusoid. This smearing, which is often called Doppler spreading, may significantly degrade the estimation accuracy. The goal of this paper is to analytically assess this degradation. The finite-sample Cramer-Rao bounds (CRBs) are derived, and closed-form expressions are given for the large-sample CRB. The latter gives insights into the effective coherent and noncoherent SNRs for frequency estimation. We then analyze the accuracy of frequency estimators that are based on the angles of the sample covariances. Simulations results are presented to illustrate the theoretical results.