NeurOptimal® utilized Joint Time-Frequency Analysis


One common method of visualizing a signal is in the time domain. This representation often plots the signal value (commonly a voltage or current that represents some other measurement, such as temperature or strain) as a function of time. Another useful signal representation is the frequency-domain view of the signal. This representation is typically based on a variation of the Fourier Transform and commonly plots the magnitude or phase content of a signal as a function of frequency. By examining the frequency-domain view of a signal, you derive information about your signal that might not be immediately apparent from an examination of the time-domain representation.

Although frequency-domain representations such as the power spectrum of a signal often show useful information, the representations don’t show how the frequency content of a signal evolves over time. For this task, you can apply a type of Joint Time-Frequency Analysis (JTFA).