Accession Number : ADD010613

Title :   Adaptive Correlator.

Descriptive Note : Patent,


Personal Author(s) : Zeidler,J R ; McCool,J M ; Widrow,B

Report Date : 19 Oct 1982

Pagination or Media Count : 8

Abstract : Document describes a correlator which is capable of correlating two or more signals of unknown frequency and bandwidth receives inputs on each of two or more channels. For the case of a two-channel, or pairwise, correlator the two channels are designated a first channel and a second channel. For the pairwise correlator, a first adaptive linear predictive (ALP) filter filters the input signal from th first channel and a second ALP filter filters the input signal from the second channel, the two output signals of the filters being x(k) and y(k). The adaptive linear predictive filter is an adaptive time-domain digital filter which adapts its impulse response according to a certain algorithm. The filter output represents an adaptive linear predictive estimate of the current input value, based on many past inputs. The input signals to the two channels of the pairwise correlator may correspond to sensor outputs from two or more widely separated sensors. The two output signals x(k) and y(k), are correlated in a pairwise correlator to result in a signal which corresponds to an estimate of the magnitude-squared coherence between the signal x(k) and a time-delayed, frequency-shifted, version of the signal y(k). (Author)

Descriptors :   *Patents, *Correlators, *Adaptive filters, *Adaptive systems, *Digital filters, Signal processing, Time domain, Signal to noise ratio, Doppler effect, Algorithms, Pulses, Input, Output

Subject Categories : Electrical and Electronic Equipment

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE