Improved estimation of hyperbolic frequency modulated chirp signals

Olivier Besson, Georgios B. Giannakis, Fulvio Gini

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This correspondence deals with parameter estimation of product signals consisting of hyperbolic FM and chirp factors. A computationally simple algorithm that decouples estimation of the chirp parameters from those of the hyperbolic FM part is presented. It relies on a simple data transformation that removes the hyperbolic FM component, leaving one with the simpler problem of estimating chirp parameters. For the latter, the high-order ambiguity function (HAF) is adopted. Schemes for estimating the hyperbolic FM parameter are also proposed. The method improves on existing approaches and is shown to provide performance close to the Cramer-Rao bound.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1384-1388
Number of pages5
JournalIEEE Transactions on Signal Processing
Issue number5
StatePublished - 1999

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Funding Information:
Manuscript received January 27, 1998; revised October 14, 1998. This work was supported in part by the Office of Naval Research under Grant N00014-93-1-0485. The associate editor coordinating the review of this paper and approving it for publication was Prof. Chi Chung Ko.

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