A Theoretical Analysis of Cumulative Sum Slope (CUSUM-Slope) Statistic for Detecting Signal Onset (begin) and Offset (end) Trends from Background Noise Level
Identifiers and Pagination:Year: 2009
First Page: 43
Last Page: 51
Publisher Id: TOSPJ-1-43
Article History:Received Date: 23/12/2008
Revision Received Date: 12/2/2009
Acceptance Date: 16/2/2009
Electronic publication date: 1/6/2009
Collection year: 2009
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A theoretical analysis of the cumulative sum (CUSUM) technique for detecting a series of time signals from noisy background is provided. The statistic using CUSUM-slope is introduced as a measure for capturing the average of signals within the time-window, in which the slope is computed. This provides a time-independent method for estimating the signal content within the time-window. The detection criterion is provided for different window-lengths. The results showed that this CUSUM-slope statistic is highly sensitive to the detection of subtle hidden trends in the data sequence with noise filtered even in very low signal-to-noise environment.