Spectral analysis is a useful tool in engineering applications but many practical problems are encountered in computing power spectral densities (PSD), particularly in laser Doppler velocimetry where data are irregularly sampled. Methods to compute PSD are usely based on discrete Fourier transforms such as FFT. A non linear spectral analysis approach is tested and found to give better results, particularly with short data records. Results are also quite promising when non linear spectral analysis is combined with signal reconstruction to process irregularly sampled data.
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Veyuante, D., Candel, S.M. Application of nonlinear spectral analysis and signal reconstruction to laser Doppler velocimetry. Experiments in Fluids 6, 534–540 (1988). https://doi.org/10.1007/BF00196599
- Fourier Transform
- Spectral Analysis
- Analysis Approach
- Spectral Density