Application of Mathematical Morphological Filter in Vibration Signal Processing
The morphological filter as a nonlinear filtering method has been widely used for image (or signal) processing. Unlike the traditional digital filters, mathematical morphological operations are shape-based computing. Feature extraction of signals is entirely in the time domain without the transforming of the signal from the time domain to frequency domain. The vibration signal contaminated with noise is processed using morphological filter and Butterworth filter respectively. To compare the outputs of the two filters, we find that morphological filter shows better performance. It is effective in suppressing noise while maintaining the original signal both in the time and frequency domain. In addition, an outstanding advantage of morphological filter is its ability to keep the phase of the original signal. Its computing speed is faster. In the end, its low-pass characteristic is verified by processing vibration signal.
Dongye Sun, Wen-Pei Sung and Ran Chen
A. J. Hu et al., "Application of Mathematical Morphological Filter in Vibration Signal Processing", Applied Mechanics and Materials, Vols. 71-78, pp. 4564-4567, 2011