Accession Number : ADA333441

Title :   An Analysis of the IIR and FIR Wiener Filters with Applications to Underwater Acoustics

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis

Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s) : Fontes, Natanael R.

PDF Url : ADA333441

Report Date : JUN 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 92

Abstract : A detailed analysis of the performance the Wiener optimal filter for estimating a signal in additive noise is carried out. A first order AR model is assumed for both the signal and noise. Both IIR and FIR forms of the filter are considered and expressions are derived for the processing gain, mean square error and signal distortion. These measures are plotted as a function of the model parameters. This analysis motivates a generalized form of the Wiener filter, which can improve the signal distortion. An analysis of this more general filter is then carried out. A practical noise removal algorithm based on short time filtering using the generalized filter is also described, and results of applying the algorithm to some typical underwater acoustic data are presented.

Descriptors :   *NOISE REDUCTION, *ACOUSTIC FILTERS, *UNDERWATER ACOUSTICS, *SONAR SIGNALS, ALGORITHMS, SIGNAL PROCESSING, SIGNAL TO NOISE RATIO, THESES, MATHEMATICAL FILTERS, DISTORTION, ACOUSTIC DATA, DIGITAL FILTERS, PASSIVE SONAR.

Subject Categories : Acoustics
      Acoustooptic and Optoacoustic Devices

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE