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An Improved Flowchart for Gabor Order Tracking with Gaussian Window as the Analysis Window

EURASIP Journal on Advances in Signal Processing20102011:507215

  • Received: 1 July 2010
  • Accepted: 19 December 2010
  • Published:


Based on simulations on the ability of the Gaussian-function windowed Gabor coefficient spectrum to separate order components, an improved flowchart for Gabor order tracking (GOT) is put forward. With a conventional GOT flowchart with Gaussian window, successful order waveform reconstruction depends significantly on analysis parameters such as time sampling step, frequency sampling step, and window length in point number. A trial-and-error method is needed to find such parameters. However, an automatic search with an improved flowchart is possible if the speed-time curve and order difference between adjacent order components are known. The appropriate analysis parameters for a successful waveform reconstruction of all order components within a given order range and a speed range can be determined.


  • Analysis Parameter
  • Order Range
  • Window Length
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  • Speed Range

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Authors’ Affiliations

Department of Energy Engineering, Power Machinery and Vehicular Engineering Institute, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, 310027, China
Department of Automotive Engineering, Hubei University of Automotive Technology, Shiyan, 442002, China


© Y. Jin and Z. Hao. 2011

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