A Simple Method to Enhance the Detection of Second Order Cyclostationarity
Cyclostationarity is a significant feature of numerous physical and man-made processes. Especially in wireless communications, it has been explored and applied for many processing, like timing and frequency synchronization, channel estimation, and modulation classification. In this paper, the authors notice that the second order time varying auto-correlation of the received communication signal contains a cyclostationary real and a non-cyclostationary complex part. They propose a simple method to combine the positive and negative part of the cyclo-spectrum (the Fourier transform of the time varying autocorrelation) to enhance the performance of detecting the second order cyclostationarity of these signals.