A Multitaper-Random Demodulator Model for Narrowband Compressive Spectral Estimation

Karampoulas, Dimitrios; Dooley, Laurence S. and Kouadri Mostéfaoui, Soraya (2015). A Multitaper-Random Demodulator Model for Narrowband Compressive Spectral Estimation. In: IEEE Global Conference on Signal and Information Processing (GlobalSIP'15), 14-16 Dec 2015, Orlando, Florida, USA, IEEE.

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1109/globalsip.2015.7418421


The random demodulator (RD) is a compressive sensing (CS) system for acquiring and recovering bandlimited sparse signals, which are approximated by multi-tones. Signal recovery employs the discrete Fourier transform based periodogram, though due to bias and variance constraints, it is an inconsistent spectral estimator. This paper presents a Multitaper RD (MT-RD) architecture for compressive spectrum estimation, which exploits the inherent advantage of the MT spectral estimation method from the spectral leakage perspective. Experimental results for sparse, narrowband signals corroborate that the MT-RD model enhances sparsity so affording superior CS performance compared with the original RD system in terms of both lower power spectrum leakage and improved input noise robustness.

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