A Noise Resistant Correlation Method for Period Detection of Noisy Signals

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2700-2710
Journal / PublicationIEEE Transactions on Signal Processing
Issue number10
Online published8 Mar 2018
Publication statusPublished - 15 May 2018


This paper develops a novel method called the noise resistant correlation method for detecting the hidden period from the contaminated (noisy) signals with strong white Gaussian noise. A novel correlation function is proposed based on a newly constructed periodic signal and the contaminated signal to effectively detect the target hidden period. In contrast with the conventional autocorrelation analysis (AUTOC) method, this method demonstrates excellent performance, especially when facing strong noise. Fault diagnoses of rolling element bearings and gears are presented as application examples and the performance of the proposed method is compared with that of the AUTOC method.

Research Area(s)

  • correlation, fault diagnosis, Period detection, white noise