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Medical and Biological Engineering and Computing

, Volume 28, Issue 6, pp 509–524 | Cite as

Biomedical signal processing (in four parts)

Part 1 Time-domain methods
  • R. E. Challis
  • R. I. Kitney
Tutorial Paper

Abstract

This is the first of a series of four tutorial papers on biomedical signal processing. It provides an introduction to terminology and basic ideas for testing for randomness and trend, and for the determination of basic signal properties in the time domain, given the uncertainties associated with the estimation process. Techniques outlined in the paper are: the coherent average, cross-correlation and covariance, autocorrelation and phase-shift averaging.

Keywords

Averaging Biomedical Correlation Covariance Estimation Signal processing Time domain 

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© IFMBE 1990

Authors and Affiliations

  • R. E. Challis
    • 1
  • R. I. Kitney
    • 2
  1. 1.Ultrasonics & Digital Signal Processing LaboratoryUniversity of KeeleNewcastle under LymeUK
  2. 2.Biomedical Systems GroupImperial CollegeLondonUK

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