Volume 7, Issue 3, June 2018, Page: 28-37
A Robust and Higher Precision Time Delay Estimation Method Facing Low Signal to Noise Ratio Conditions
Junhao Li, School of Electrical Engineering, Shanghai Dianji University, Shanghai, China
Wenhong Liu, School of Electronic Information, Shanghai Dianji University, Shanghai, China
Niansheng Chen, School of Electronic Information, Shanghai Dianji University, Shanghai, China
Guangyu Fan, School of Electronic Information, Shanghai Dianji University, Shanghai, China
Received: Dec. 11, 2018;       Published: Dec. 12, 2018
DOI: 10.11648/j.ijiis.20180703.12      View  48      Downloads  21
Many available signals in the real world are usually weak with impulse noises and/or outliers, and we also need to have higher estimation precision in applications. Our focus of attention is pretty much on integrating robustness and accuracy under lower signal to noise ratio (SNR) with impulse noises. Although traditional fractional adaptive time delay estimation (TDE) methods have higher precision, the results of estimation are unreasonable when the signals contain some impulse noises. While, most proposed robust algorithms later can work well mainly with high SNR. In this paper, considering the practical problem in equipment fault acoustic localization based on TDE methods, an improved robust fractional adaptive time delay estimation method is addressed facing lower SNR conditions. First, the impulse noises are modeled as Alpha stable distribution, and the integer part of TDE is getting by using covariate correlation approach. Then, the integer estimation value is used as initial parameter value of time delay. Covariant sequence is the input of time delay estimator. Next, fractional TDE value is adaptive obtained by iteration under minimum average p norm criterion. Covariant sequence weakens irrelevant noises, meanwhile preserves time delay information between original sequences. Computer simulations and comparative experiments show that improved method has better estimation results. This method is robust and higher precision, and especially under impulse environment and low SNR conditions.
Equipment Acoustic Fault Location, Adaptive Fractional Time Delay Estimation, Lower Signal to Noise Ratio, Robust
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Junhao Li, Wenhong Liu, Niansheng Chen, Guangyu Fan, A Robust and Higher Precision Time Delay Estimation Method Facing Low Signal to Noise Ratio Conditions, International Journal of Intelligent Information Systems. Vol. 7, No. 3, 2018, pp. 28-37. doi: 10.11648/j.ijiis.20180703.12
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