A Study of the Maximum Entropy Method of Power Spectrum Estimation as Applied to Interferometer Data.
UTAH STATE UNIV LOGAN CENTER FOR SPACE ENGINEERING
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Maximum entropy method computer experiments were conducted on synthetic CO2 and OH input signals. They compared the power spectra which MEM produced with the given, exactly known, line spectra as well as with spectra produced by transitional Fourier methods. ARC scientists concluded from their study that MEM produces power spectra which are characterized by 1 far higher resolution narrower lines widths than that produced by Fourier methods, 2 errors in frequency line positions which are about 2 orders of magnitude smaller than those of Fourier methods, and 3 when the frequencies have been determined by locating maxima in the MEM aor Fourier spectra, finding the amplitudes is a linear least squares problem. The errors in the MEM amplitude are about two orders of magnitude smaller than those of the Fourier methods. In the case of the quasiregular spectra, the implied very high resolution and accuracy provided by the MEM is contingent on an interferogram length equal to at least the reciprocal of the minimum line separation, and equivalent to at least four independent samples for each spectrum line. Keywords Hydroxyl, Radicals, Carbon Dioxide Maximum Entropy Method Power Spectra Interferometer Data.
- Atomic and Molecular Physics and Spectroscopy