Two accurate phase-difference estimators for dual-channel sine-wave model

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Original languageEnglish
Article number122
Journal / PublicationEurasip Journal on Advances in Signal Processing
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2013



Two algorithms for estimating the phase-difference between two real sinusoids with common frequency in the presence of white noise are proposed. The first estimator utilizes the maximum likelihood criterion to find the phase of each channel output in a separable manner, and the phase-shift estimate is then given by their difference. The algorithm extension to unknown frequency and/or noise powers is also studied. On the other hand, the development of the second method is based on the linear prediction approach with a properly chosen sampling frequency. Furthermore, variance expressions for the two estimators are derived. Computer simulations are included to corroborate the theoretical calculations and to contrast the performance of the proposed schemes with several existing phase-difference estimators as well as Cramér-Rao lower bound. © 2013 So and Zhou; licensee Springer.

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