THE APPLICATION OF FRACTIONAL CALCULUS TO NOISE SIMULATION

Award Information
Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Amount:
$49,774.00
Program:
SBIR
Contract:
N/A
Solitcitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Branch:
N/A
Award Year:
1990
Phase:
Phase I
Agency Tracking Number:
11974
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Small Business Information
Engineering Analysis, Inc.
715 Arcadia Circle, Huntsville, AL, 35801
Hubzone Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Duns:
N/A
Principal Investigator
 Frank B. Tatom
 Chief Engineer
 (205) 533-9391
Business Contact
 FRANK B. TATOM
Title: PRESIDENT
Phone: (205) 533-9391
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
THE REALISTIC STOCHASTIC SIMULATION OF NOISE PROCESSES IS IMPORTANT IN A NUMBER OF AREAS INCLUDING (1) AIRCRAFT AND HELICOPTER NOISE, (2) ELECTRO-OPTICAL SENSOR (1/F) NOISE, (3) ATMOSPHERIC BACKGROUND NOISE FOR SCANNING SYSTEMS, (4) ATMOSPHERIC TURBULENCE FOR FLIGHT TRAINING SIMULATION, (5) OCEAN BACKGROUND NOISE FOR SONAR SYSTEMS, AND (6) SEISMIC NOISE FOR THE DETECTION OF UNDERGROUND EXPLOSIONS. UNFORTUNATELY, THE MOST RIGOROUS STOCHASTIC MODELS ARE OFTENCHARACTERIZED BY SPECTRA WITH CERTAIN IRRATIONAL PROPERTIES. PREVIOUSLY SUCH SPECTRA COULD ONLY BE APPROXIMATED IN THE STOCHASTIC GENERATION PROCESS. BY THE APPLICATION OF FRACTIONAL (NONINTEGER) DERIVATIVES IN THE TIME DOMAIN, IMPROVED DIFFERENCE EQUATIONS MAY BE OBTAINED WHICH WILL PERMIT NEW NOISE GENERATION TECHNIQUES WHICH ARE MORE EFFICIENT, MORE FLEXIBLE AND MORE RIGOROUS THAN THEIR PREDECESSORS. SUCH TECHNIQUES HAVE THE POTENTIAL FOR SIMULATING NOISE SERIES WITH TIME-VARYING SPECTRAL PROPERTIES.

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