Date of Degree

2011

Document Type

PhD diss.

Degree Name

PhD (Doctor of Philosophy)

Department

Physics

First Advisor

William Eichinger

Second Advisor

Thomas Boggess

Abstract

Hilbert-Huang Transform (HHT) is a data analysis tool, first developed in 1998, which can be used to extract the periodic components embedded within oscillatory data. This thesis is dedicated to the understanding, application, and development of this tool. First, the background theory of HHT will be described and compared with other spectral analysis tools. Then, a number of applications will be presented, which demonstrate the capability for HHT to dissect and analyze the periodic components of different oscillatory data. Finally, a new algorithm is presented which expands HHT ability to analyze discontinuous data. The sum result is the creation of a number of useful tools developed from the application of HHT, as well as an improvement of the HHT tool itself.

Pages

ix, 89

Bibliography

85-89

Copyright

Copyright 2011 Bradley L. Barnhart

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