Optimal detection of a random multitone signal and its relation to bispectral analysis

Doron Kletter*, Hagit Messer

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Optimal detection of a multitone signal in Gaussian noise and its relation to bispectral analysis are addressed. Using hypothesis testing methods the optimal detector of a multitone signal with random phases and (known) harmonic relations is derived. It is shown that the optimal receiver consists of a power spectrum block and a block which deals with the phase coupling. Under a low signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) assumption, this extra block is closely related to a processor based on the bispectral analysis. Thus, a detector which is based on a superposition of the output of the conventional noncoherent detector and the bispectrum estimate of the input signal is a suboptimal one, approaching optimal performance in the low SNR case.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2391-2394
Number of pages4
JournalProceedings - ICASSP, IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing
StatePublished - 1990
Event1990 International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing: Speech Processing 2, VLSI, Audio and Electroacoustics Part 2 (of 5) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA
Duration: 3 Apr 19906 Apr 1990


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