Book: Nonlinear Signal Processing : A Statistical Approach
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
A Unified Treatment of Non-Gaussian Processes and Nonlinear Signal Processing
Nonlinear signal processing methods are finding numerous applications in such fields as imaging, teletraffic, communications, hydrology, geology, and economics–fields where nonlinear systems and non-Gaussian processes emerge. Within a broad class of nonlinear signal processing methods, this book provides a unified treatment of optimal and adaptive signal processing tools that mirror those of Wiener and Widrow, extensively presented in the linear filter theory literature. The methods detailed in this book can thus be tailored to effectively exploit non-Gaussian signal statistics in a system or its inherent nonlinearities to overcome many of the limitations of the traditional practices used in signal processing.
A review of non-Gaussian models, with an emphasis on the class of generalized Gaussian distributions and the class of stable distributions
The basic principles of order statistics
Maximum likelihood and robust estimation principles
Signal processing tools based on weighted medians and stack filters
Filters based on linear combinations of order statistics and various generalizations
Signal processing methods tailored for signals described by stable distributions
Numerous problems, examples, and case studies enable rapid mastery of the topics discussed, and over 60 MATLAB m-files allow the reader to quickly design and apply the algorithms to any application. About the Author
GONZALO R. ARCE received a PhD degree in electrical engineering from Purdue University in 1982. Since 1982, he has been with the faculty of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Delaware where he is currently Charles Black Evans Distinguished Professor and Chairman. He has held visiting professor appointments at the Unisys Corporate Research Center and at the International Center for Signal and Image Processing, Tampere University of Technology, in Tampere, Finland. He holds seven U.S. patents, and his research has been funded by DoD, NSF, and numerous industrial organizations. He is an IEEE Fellow for his contributions to the theory and applications of nonlinear signal processing.