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Weak signal detection method based on Duffing oscillator

Junguo Wang (College of Hydropower and Information Engineering, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan, China)
Jianzhong Zhou (College of Hydropower and Information Engineering, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan, China)
Bing Peng (College of Hydropower and Information Engineering, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan, China)

Kybernetes

ISSN: 0368-492X

Article publication date: 16 October 2009

Abstract

Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to detect the periodic signal under strong noise background, and estimate its amplitude/phase.

Design/methodology/approach

Melnikov method is adopted as calculating the threshold value when chaos occurs, and the detected signal is taken as a system parameter. The system's output state is changed if the parameter has a slight change near the threshold. Meantime, the phase of system's output is recognized to judge whether the output state changes, and the signal parameter is estimated according to the necessary condition.

Findings

A small periodic signal in noise can be detected by Duffing oscillator via a transition from chaotic motion to periodic motion.

Research limitations/implications

The paper shows how to calculate the amplitude/phase in low signal‐to‐noise ratios.

Practical implications

The Duffing system is sensitive to the weak periodic signal and has definite immunity to noise, so it is easy to construct a system composed of many oscillators that could process complex signals, even though the environmental noise is intense.

Originality/value

This paper presents a nonlinear method for detecting and extracting the weak signal.

Keywords

Citation

Wang, J., Zhou, J. and Peng, B. (2009), "Weak signal detection method based on Duffing oscillator", Kybernetes, Vol. 38 No. 10, pp. 1662-1668. https://doi.org/10.1108/03684920910994015

Publisher

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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