Doppler-based motion estimation for wide-band sources from single passive sensor measurements

Christophe Couvreur, Yoram Bresler

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We address the problem of estimating the motion of a wide-band source from single passive sensor measurements, for example, estimation of the speed and position of a car moving on a road from the recording of its acoustic signature at a microphone located next to the road. We present a new computationally efficient method based on a time-varying ARMA model for Doppler-shifted random processes. Unlike previously proposed approaches which rely on a `local' periodicity hypothesis for the signal source, or a cyclostationary assumption, our method assumes only that the source is stationary and admits a rational (ARMA) model. The method is tested on synthetic and real acoustic data.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)3537-3540
Number of pages4
JournalICASSP, IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing - Proceedings
StatePublished - 1997
Externally publishedYes
EventProceedings of the 1997 IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing, ICASSP. Part 1 (of 5) - Munich, Ger
Duration: Apr 21 1997Apr 24 1997

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Signal Processing
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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