Accession Number:

ADA169937

Title:

Zero-Crossings Analysis.

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept.,

Corporate Author:

MARYLAND UNIV COLLEGE PARK DEPT OF MATHEMATICS

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1986-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

73.0

Abstract:

A coherent development of zero crossing based methods and theory appropriate for fast signal analysis are advanced. Quite a few ideas pertaining to zero crossing counts found in the literature can be expressed and interpreted with the help of this more general setup. A central issue addressed in some detail, is the fruitful connection which exists between zero crossing counts and linear filtering. This connection is explored and interpreted with the help of a certain zero crossing spectral representation, is then applied in spectral analysis, detection and discrimination. Zero crossing counts in filtered time series are called higher order crossings. The theme of the work is that higher order crossings analysis provides a useful descriptive as well as analytical tool that can in many respects match spectral analysis. To a great extent these two types of analysis are in fact equivalent, but each emphasizes a different point of view. Advantages offered by higher order crossings are great simplicity and a drastic data reduction.

Subject Categories:

  • Numerical Mathematics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE