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A robust initialization scheme for faster convergence of the dichotomous search algorithm for single frequency estimation

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2 Author(s)
Thoshkahna, B. ; Dept. of Electr. Eng., Indian Inst. of Sci. ; Ramakrishnan, K.R.

The estimation of the frequency of a sinusoidal signal is a well researched problem. In this work we propose an initialization scheme to the popular dichotomous search of the periodogram peak algorithm(DSPA) that is used to estimate the frequency of a sinusoid in white gaussian noise. Our initialization is computationally low cost and gives the same performance as the DSPA, while reducing the number of iterations needed for the fine search stage. We show that our algorithm remains stable as we reduce the number of iterations in the fine search stage. We also compare the performance of our modification to a previous modification of the DSPA and show that we enhance the performance of the algorithm with our initialization technique.

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Signal Processing, 2008. ICSP 2008. 9th International Conference on

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26-29 Oct. 2008