Low-complexity tracking and estimation of frequency and amplitude of sinusoids

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Formulas are proposed for estimating and tracking the (time-dependent) frequency and amplitude of a sinusoidal signal. These formulas are recursive in nature, and use only the instantaneous values of the signal, in a low cost and low complexity manner; in particular, there is no need to take square roots or to carry out divisions. Special attention is paid to the convergence behavior of the algorithm for stationary signals and the dynamic behavior in case of a transition to another stationary state. The latter issue is considered to be important to assess the tracking abilities for non-stationary signals.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)372-378
Number of pages7
JournalDigital Signal Processing: A Review Journal
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jul 2004
Externally publishedYes


  • Frequency estimation
  • Frequency tracking
  • Real-time tracking algorithm


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