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Spectral Analysis
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The course provides in-depth instruction on spectral analysis in the context of dynamic signals. Geared toward the practicing test engineer and advanced technician, the class will cover the history and motivation of spectral analysis, time history signal classification, stationary and non-stationary stochastic process, and filtering, among other topics.

Course outline     Who should attend?     Course materials     Instructor     Next date and location

Course outline
  • Introduction and Purpose
  • Historical Perspective
  • Motivation for Spectral Analysis
  • Time History Classification and Time History Type Illustrations
  • Deterministic Spectral Analysis
  • Stationary Stochastic/Harmonic Processes
  • Nonparametric Broadband Spectral Analysis
  • Sine-on-Random Estimation
  • Nonstationary Processes and the Product Model
  • Miscellaneous Topics
    • Estimate Error
    • Filtering and Resampling
    • Spectral Analysis via Bandpass Filtering
    • One-Third Octave Band Filtering
    • Zoom Transform
  • Measurement Time History Validation
  • Non-Gaussian Time History Consideration
  • Time/Frequency Concentration with Wavelet Illustration
  • Laboratory Vibration Test Specification
    • Fatigue Damage Modeling
    • Energy Response Spectrum
  • Multiple Measurement Channel Basic Principles
  • Summary

Who should attend?

  • Practicing test engineer
  • Advanced test technican

Course materials

  • Copy of PowerPoint presentation in course binder
  • Certificate of attendance for completion of CEUs

 Continuing Education Units: .6 CEUs


Ron Merritt

Ronald G. Merritt has more than 35 years experience. He has a Ph.D. in Engineering Mechanics. Merritt has worked as a Mechanical Engineer in the Life Cycle Environmental Engineering area at the Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division (NAWCWD), a contractor with Jacobs Technology with work related in the same area of NAWCWD, and is presently a contractor with ATAC.

Next date and location


May 1, 2018
8:30 a.m. - 4:45 p.m.
During ESTECH 2018
Caribe Royale
Orlando, Florida
Registration opening January 2018