Doctoral Dissertations

Abstract

"A procedure is presented by which it is possible to detect a known signal of unknown delay in a noisy medium contaminated by noise. From the results the characteristics of a sequency digital filter which would be required to remove the noise contamination is indicated. The Walsh functions are discussed and the sequency domain, which is analogous to the continuous frequency domain, is used in the spectral analysis of signals. The binary nature of the Walsh functions and their ease of generation makes processing of signals easier than the Fourier analysis approach. The applications of fast forward and inverse Walsh transform routines are applied in the analysis of signals. The sequency domain appears to be a more natural approach to the design of digital filters because of the pulse-shaped characteristics of the Walsh functions. The introduction of low cost digital integrated circuits makes the sequency domain approach even more attractive. The application of the method to sonar, radar, and seismic signals is very feasible"--Abstract, page ii.

Advisor(s)

Kern, Frank J.

Committee Member(s)

Noack, Thomas L.
Bertnolli, Edward C.
Lee, Ralph E., 1921-2010
Tefft, Wayne E., 1929-1973

Department(s)

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Degree Name

Ph. D. in Electrical Engineering

Publisher

University of Missouri--Rolla

Publication Date

1971

Pagination

vii, 133 pages

Note about bibliography

Includes bibliographical references (pages 81-83).

Rights

© 1971 Earl Frederick Richards, All rights reserved.

Document Type

Dissertation - Open Access

File Type

text

Language

English

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Signal processing -- Digital techniques
Integrated circuits -- Design and construction
Electric filters, Digital
Walsh functions

Thesis Number

T 2421

Print OCLC #

6024372

Electronic OCLC #

861698860

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