ATI's Modern Spectral Analysis course
Dr. Steven Kay, Instructor
Spectral Estimation is at the heart of almost all modern-day signal processing systems.
Current systems typically employ the FFT, which is inherently limited in resolution by the
data record length. With the advent of high speed digital computing it is now possible to
implement in practice more modern approaches to spectral estimation. This three-day
program describes all the important techniques of spectral estimation including linear
prediction, AR, Maximum Entropy, ARMA, MLM, and eigen-analysis methods. These
approaches will be compared with classical Fourier methods and their potential for
application to practical systems will be discussed. A paramount goal will be to develop
a critical understanding of the advantages and limitations of each method. Participants will
gain first-hand experience by examining numerous computer examples for known and mystery
data sets using the Modern Interactive Spectral Analysis software.
Each participant will receive a copy of the text "Modern Spectral Estimation: Theory and
Application" by Steven Kay (Prentice-Hall, 1988), which includes FORTRAN subroutines for all
the basic methods, suggested problems and solutions. They will also receive extensive
handouts, copies of all lecture slides, a copy of the menu-driven PC software package, Modern
Interactive Spectral Analysis (MISA), and an instructional laboratory notebook. Attendees are
encouraged to bring their own laptop PCs to perform the lab experiments or to analyze their
own data sets.
Dr. Steven Kay is a Professor of Electrical Engineering at the University of
Rhode Island and the President of Signal Processing Systems, Middletown, Rhode Island.
He is the author of the course textbook as well as "Fundamentals of Statistical Signal
Processing" (Prentice-Hall, 1993).
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What You Will Learn
- Limitations of FFT based spectral estimators.
- The benefits and limitations of high resolution.
- How to choose accurate models.
- The state-of-the-art in modern spectral estimation.
- How the modern methods perform in practice.
- When to select each method.
- How to use the MISA tool chest.
- The art of spectral estimation from hands-on experience.
Tuition for this three-day course is $1290 per person at one of our scheduled public courses. Onsite pricing is available. Please call us at 410-956-8805 or send an email to email@example.com.
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