Learning algorithms for adaptive digital filtering
In this thesis, we consider the problem of parameter optimisation in adaptive digital filtering. Adaptive digital filtering can be accomplished using both Finite Impulse Response (FIR) filters and Infinite Impulse Response Filters (IIR) filters. Adaptive FIR filtering algorithms are well established. However, the potential computational advantages of IIR filters has led to an increase in research on adaptive IIR filtering algorithms. These algorithms are studied in detail in this thesis and the limitations of current adaptive IIR filtering algorithms are identified. New approaches to adaptive IIR filtering using intelligent learning algorithms are proposed. These include Stochastic Learning Automata, Evolutionary Algorithms and Annealing Algorithms. Each of these techniques are used for the filtering problem and simulation results are presented showing the performance of the algorithms for adaptive IIR filtering. The relative merits and demerits of the different schemes are discussed. Two practical applications of adaptive IIR filtering are simulated and results of using the new adaptive strategies are presented. Other than the new approaches used, two new hybrid schemes are proposed based on concepts from genetic algorithms and annealing. It is shown with the help of simulation studies, that these hybrid schemes provide a superior performance to the exclusive use of any one scheme.