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Master of Science


Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

First Advisor

Michael A. Temple, PhD.


By performing QMFB processing with a given signal it is possible to obtain Frequency-Time (F-T) outputs that represent signal features such as bandwidth (W), center frequency (fc), signal duration (Ts), modulation type (AM, FM, BPSK, QAM, etc), frequency content and time allocation. Because of its unique structure, two widely used signals based on Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexing (OFDM) were chosen as signals of interest for demonstration. The general implementation of the QMFB process is described along with the basic structure of OFDM signals related to the physical layer perspective of 802.11a Wi-Fi and 802.16e WiMAX frame structures are described. The adopted methodology is aimed at exploiting signal of interest features accounting for the effects of signal resampling and zeropadding. Computed simulation results are obtained after applying the defined methodology to each signal of interest. Initial time domain and frequency domain responses are presented for each input signal along with the initial and computed resampled parameters for each case. Results for selected QMFB outputs are presented using 2D F-T QMFB plots and 1D average frequency and average time plots. These plots enable qualitative visual assessment such as may be used by a human operator. The 1D responses are computed for the input signal and output QMFB responses and compared using overlay plots for single burst and multiple integrated burst inputs. Resultant time delta t) and frequency (delta f) resolutions were consistent and validate the usefulness of QMFB processing.

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