By Topic

Discrete Time-Frequency Characterizations of Dispersive Linear Time-Varying Systems

Sign In

Cookies must be enabled to login.After enabling cookies , please use refresh or reload or ctrl+f5 on the browser for the login options.

Formats Non-Member Member
$31 $13
Learn how you can qualify for the best price for this item!
Become an IEEE Member or Subscribe to
IEEE Xplore for exclusive pricing!
close button

puzzle piece

IEEE membership options for an individual and IEEE Xplore subscriptions for an organization offer the most affordable access to essential journal articles, conference papers, standards, eBooks, and eLearning courses.

Learn more about:

IEEE membership

IEEE Xplore subscriptions

2 Author(s)
Ye Jiang ; Dept. of Electr. Eng., Arizona State Univ., Tempe, AZ ; Papandreou-Suppappola, A.

A class of linear time-varying systems can be characterized by dispersive signal transformations, such as nonlinear shifts in the phase of the propagating signal, causing different frequencies to be shifted in time by different amounts. In this paper, we propose a discrete time-frequency model to decompose the dispersive system output into discrete dispersive frequency shifts and generalized time shifts, weighted by a smoothed and sampled version of the dispersive spreading function. The discretization formulation is obtained from the discrete narrowband system model through a unitary warping relation between the narrowband and dispersive spreading functions. This warping relation depends on the nonlinear phase transformations induced by the dispersive system. In order to demonstrate the effectiveness of the proposed discrete characterization, we investigate acoustic transmission over shallow water environments that suffers from severe degradations as a result of modal frequency dispersions and multipath fading. Using numerical results, we demonstrate that the discrete dispersive model can lead to a joint multipath-dispersion diversity that we achieve by properly designing the transmitted waveform and the reception scheme to match the dispersive environment characteristics

Published in:

Signal Processing, IEEE Transactions on  (Volume:55 ,  Issue: 5 )