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wavelet-based detector for underwater communication

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2001
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The need for reliable underwater communication at Florida Atlantic University is critical in transmitting data to and from Autonomous Underwater Vehicles (AUV) and remote sensors. Since a received signal is corrupted with ambient ocean noise, the nature of such noise is investigated. Furthermore, we establish connection between ambient ocean noise and fractal noise. Since the matched filter is designed under the assumption that noise is white, performance degradation of the matched filter due non-white noise is investigated. We show empirical results that the wavelet transform provides an approximate Karhunen-Loeve expansion for 1/f-type noise. Since whitening can improve only broadband signals, a new method for synchronization signal design in wavelet subspaces with increased energy-to-peak amplitude ratio is presented. The wavelet detector with whitening of fractal noise and detection in wavelet subspace is shown. Results show that the wavelet detector improves detectability, however this is below expectation due to differences between fractal noise and ambient ocean noise.
Title: A wavelet-based detector for underwater communication.
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Name(s): Petljanski, Branko.
Florida Atlantic University, Degree grantor
Erdol, Nurgun, Thesis advisor
College of Engineering and Computer Science
Department of Computer and Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Electronic Thesis Or Dissertation
Issuance: monographic
Date Issued: 2001
Publisher: Florida Atlantic University
Place of Publication: Boca Raton, Fla.
Physical Form: application/pdf
Extent: 78 p.
Language(s): English
Summary: The need for reliable underwater communication at Florida Atlantic University is critical in transmitting data to and from Autonomous Underwater Vehicles (AUV) and remote sensors. Since a received signal is corrupted with ambient ocean noise, the nature of such noise is investigated. Furthermore, we establish connection between ambient ocean noise and fractal noise. Since the matched filter is designed under the assumption that noise is white, performance degradation of the matched filter due non-white noise is investigated. We show empirical results that the wavelet transform provides an approximate Karhunen-Loeve expansion for 1/f-type noise. Since whitening can improve only broadband signals, a new method for synchronization signal design in wavelet subspaces with increased energy-to-peak amplitude ratio is presented. The wavelet detector with whitening of fractal noise and detection in wavelet subspace is shown. Results show that the wavelet detector improves detectability, however this is below expectation due to differences between fractal noise and ambient ocean noise.
Identifier: 9780493121857 (isbn), 12778 (digitool), FADT12778 (IID), fau:9655 (fedora)
Collection: FAU Electronic Theses and Dissertations Collection
Note(s): College of Engineering and Computer Science
Thesis (M.S.)--Florida Atlantic University, 2001.
Subject(s): Wavelets (Mathematics)
Underwater acoustics
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