The Discrete Fourier Transform, Part 5: Spectrogram

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The Discrete Fourier Transform, Part 5: Spectrogram
This paper is part 5 in a series of papers about the Discrete Fourier Transform (DFT) and the Inverse Discrete Fourier Transform (IDFT). The focus of this paper is on the spectrogram. The spectrogram performs a Short-Time Fourier Transform (STFT) in order to estimate the spectrum of a signal as a function of time. The approach requires that each time segment be transformed into the frequency domain after it is windowed. Overlapping windows temporally isolate the signal by amplitude modulation with an apodizing function. The selection of overlap parameters is done on an ad-hoc basis, as is the apodizing function selection. This report is a part of project Fenestratus, from the skunk-works of DocJava, Inc. Fenestratus comes from the Latin and means, “to furnish with windows”.
Douglas Lyon
Added 28 Jan 2011
Updated 28 Jan 2011
Type Journal
Year 2010
Where JOT
Authors Douglas Lyon
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