PARCORR-based time-dependent AR spectrum estimation of heart wall vibrations

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We present a new method for estimation of spectrum transition of nonstationary signals in cases of low signal-to-noise ratio (SNR). Instead of the basic functions employed in the previously proposed time-varying autoregressive (AR) modeling, we introduce a spectrum transition constraint into the cost function described by the partial correlation (PARCORR) coefficients so that the method is applicable to noisy nonstationary signals of which spectrum transition patterns are complex. By applying this method to the analysis of vibration signals on the interventricular septum (IVS) of the heart, noninvasively measured by the novel method developed in our laboratory using ultrasonics, the spectrum transition pattern is clearly obtained during one cardiac cycle for normal subjects arid a patient with cardiomyopathy.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)572-579
Number of pages8
JournalIEICE Transactions on Fundamentals of Electronics, Communications and Computer Sciences
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1999 Jan 1


  • AR modeling
  • Noninvasive diagnosis
  • Time-dependent spectrum estimation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Signal Processing
  • Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Applied Mathematics


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