Cyclostationarity Feature-Based Detection and Classification
Malady, Amy Colleen
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Cyclostationarity feature-based (C-FB) detection and classification is a large field of research that has promising applications to intelligent receiver design. Cyclostationarity FB classification and detection algorithms have been applied to a breadth of wireless communication signals â analog and digital alike. This thesis reports on an investigation of existing methods of extracting cyclostationarity features and then presents a novel robust solution that reduces SNR requirements, removes the pre-processing task of estimating occupied signal bandwidth, and can achieve classification rates comparable to those achieved by the traditional method while based on only 1/10 of the observation time. Additionally, this thesis documents the development of a novel low order consideration of the cyclostationarity present in Continuous Phase Modulation (CPM) signals, which is more practical than using higher order cyclostationarity. Results are presented â through MATLAB simulation â that demonstrate the improvements enjoyed by FB classifiers and detectors when using robust methods of estimating cyclostationarity. Additionally, a MATLAB simulation of a CPM C-FB detector confirms that low order C-FB detection of CPM signals is possible. Finally, suggestions for further research and contribution are made at the conclusion of the thesis.
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