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Design and performance analysis of a signal detector based on suprathreshold stochastic resonance

Hari, VN and Anand, GV and Premkumar, AB and Madhukumar, AS (2012) Design and performance analysis of a signal detector based on suprathreshold stochastic resonance. In: Signal Processing, 92 (7). pp. 1745-1757.

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This paper presents the design and performance analysis of a detector based on suprathreshold stochastic resonance (SSR) for the detection of deterministic signals in heavy-tailed non-Gaussian noise. The detector consists of a matched filter preceded by an SSR system which acts as a preprocessor. The SSR system is composed of an array of 2-level quantizers with independent and identically distributed (i.i.d) noise added to the input of each quantizer. The standard deviation sigma of quantizer noise is chosen to maximize the detection probability for a given false alarm probability. In the case of a weak signal, the optimum sigma also minimizes the mean-square difference between the output of the quantizer array and the output of the nonlinear transformation of the locally optimum detector. The optimum sigma depends only on the probability density functions (pdfs) of input noise and quantizer noise for weak signals, and also on the signal amplitude and the false alarm probability for non-weak signals. Improvement in detector performance stems primarily from quantization and to a lesser extent from the optimization of quantizer noise. For most input noise pdfs, the performance of the SSR detector is very close to that of the optimum detector. (C) 2012 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

Item Type: Journal Article
Publication: Signal Processing
Publisher: Elsevier Science B.V.
Additional Information: Copyright of this article belongs to Elsevier Science B.V.
Keywords: Suprathreshold stochastic resonance;Non-Gaussian noise; Nonlinear detector;Near-optimal detection
Department/Centre: Division of Electrical Sciences > Electrical Communication Engineering
Date Deposited: 01 May 2012 10:19
Last Modified: 01 May 2012 10:19
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/44335

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