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Multisource delay estimation: nonstationary signals [underwater acoustics]

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2 Author(s)
I. M. G. Lourtie ; CAPS, Complexo, Inst. Superior Tecnico, Lisboa, Portugal ; J. M. F. Moura

The authors study delay estimation in a very general framework: multiple sources, correlated noises, nonstationary random signals, and varying delays. The optimal maximum likelihood (ML) delay estimator is derived; its performance via the Cramer-Rao inequality is analyzed; and it is tested by experimentation with synthetic data. The present time-varying delay estimator extends to the nonstationary/multisource environment the estimators of L.C. Ng and Y. Bar-Shalom (1986), L.R. Kirlin and L.A. Dewey (1985), and C.H. Knapp and G.C. Carter (1976). However, the present receiver significantly departs from the correlator structures of those authors

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IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing  (Volume:39 ,  Issue: 5 )