A Review of Interpolation Methods Used for Frequency Estimation

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Andrea Amalia MINDA
Constantin-Ioan BARBINITA
Gilbert Rainer GILLICH


Frequency estimation for short-time signals is difficult because the raw frequency resolution obtained. The frequency for these signals fall usually at an inter-line position, and is far from the frequency displayed at the spectral line. To get a better frequency estimate, interpolation methods are used to find the peak between the two spectral lines on which the biggest amplitudes are obtained. The number of points involved in the interpolation are two or three. The inter-line position at which this maximum is found is considered to correspond to the true frequency. This paper presents a comparison of the most common interpolation methods that can be used to increase the precision of the frequency estimation, so necessary in the processes of structural health and condition monitoring. An analysis of the accuracy obtained by these methods is made for a generated signal with an acquisition time of around 1 second.



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MINDA, A., BARBINITA, C.-I. and GILLICH, G. 2020. A Review of Interpolation Methods Used for Frequency Estimation. Romanian Journal of Acoustics and Vibration. 17, 1 (Nov. 2020), 21-26.