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Re: [Discuss-gnuradio] Thread scheduling for high-sensitivity, high-reso

From: Marcus D. Leech
Subject: Re: [Discuss-gnuradio] Thread scheduling for high-sensitivity, high-resolutionFFTs
Date: Wed, 07 Jan 2009 12:00:04 -0500
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Bob McGwier wrote:
> >From what Eric has described (which should work), you have choices.  The
> choices would be to increase sensitivity by adding the results of the fft's
> which is the same as producing spectra from long term autocorrelation which
> will increase sensitivity O(n) because it is coherent averaging or if you
> sist on noncoherent averaging sensitivity will be increase O(sqrt(n)) but
> only by decreasing the variance of the noise.  And/or you can build larger
> fft's from the intermediate ones via several techniques to increase
> frequency resolution.  The latter requires more careful organization because
> you do not wish to window the smaller ones if you wish to combine them
> later.  This would require windowing in the frequency domain and necessarily
> the expense of convolution rather than multiplication.
In the existing FFT sink, many frames are dropped, and the FFT output
bins are averaged using a single-pole
  IIR.  It takes long integration times for this to be as sensitive as
an FFT in which no input frames are ever dropped.

In my application (SETI), having long integration times hurts, because
of chirp (although one could also de-chirp
  the baseband prior to computing spectra).

I'll conduct some experiments as Eric has suggested, once I get my
quad-core system back in operation.
  [Don't muck with hardware when you're too sick to cope.  That's how
LGA775 sockets get bent
  pins :-( :-( :-( ].
> This is all a fruitful area for experimentation now that we have the new TPB
> scheduler.
> Bob

Marcus Leech
Principal Investigator, Shirleys Bay Radio Astronomy Consortium

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