Effect of Record Length on the Correlation of Complex Exponentials

Joshua Nebat, Donald D. Weiner, Tapan K. Sarkar, Vijay K. Jain

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The correlation coefficient is one measure of how well two signals can be resolved. The effect of record length on the correlation of complex exponentials is examined. For two decaying exponentials of complex frequencies s1 = σ1 + jω j and s2 = σ2+ jω 2,with σ2 > σ1, it is shown that a finite time record length Δ may be considered as though it were infinite, provided Δ > 2/|σ1|. This is also the condition for near-orthogonalization of a set of complex exponentials, with small error.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)267-272
Number of pages6
JournalIEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation
Issue number2
StatePublished - Mar 1982
Externally publishedYes

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  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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