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Effects of Multirate Systems on the Statistical Properties of Random Signals

Sathe, Vinay P. and Vaidyanathan, P. P. (1993) Effects of Multirate Systems on the Statistical Properties of Random Signals. IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing, 41 (1). pp. 131-146. ISSN 1053-587X.

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In multirate digital signal processing, we often encounter time-varying linear systems such as decimators, interpolators, and modulators. In many applications, these building blocks are interconnected with linear filters to form more complicated systems. It is often necessary to understand the way in which the statistical behavior of a signal changes as it passes through such systems. While some issues in this context have an obvious answer, the analysis becomes more involved with complicated interconnections. For example, consider this question: if we pass a cyclostationary signal with period K through a fractional sampling rate-changing device (implemented with an interpolator, a nonideal low-pass filter and a decimator), what can we say about the statistical properties of the output? How does the behavior change if the filter is replaced by an ideal low-pass filter? In this paper, we answer questions of this nature. As an application, we consider a new adaptive filtering structure, which is well suited for the identification of band-limited channels. This structure exploits the band-limited nature of the channel, and embeds the adaptive filter into a multirate system. The advantages are that the adaptive filter has a smaller length, and the adaptation as well as the filtering are performed at a lower rate. Using the theory developed in this paper, we show that a matrix adaptive filter (dimension determined by the decimator and interpolator) gives better performance in terms of lower error energy at convergence than a traditional adaptive filter. Even though matrix adaptive filters are, in general, computationally more expensive, they offer a performance bound that can be used as a yardstick to judge more practical "scalar multirate adaptation" schemes.

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Additional Information:© Copyright 1993 IEEE. Reprinted with permission. Manuscript received October 21, 1990; revised December 10, 1991. This work was supported by the National Science Foundation under Grants MIP 8919196 and MIP 8604456 and by matching funds by Tektronix, Inc.
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