# gccphat

Generalized cross-correlation

## Syntax

## Description

computes the time delay, `tau`

= gccphat(`sig`

,`refsig`

)`tau`

, between the signal,
`sig`

, and a reference signal, `refsig`

. Both
`sig`

and `refsig`

can have multiple channels. The
function assumes that the signal and reference signal come from a single source. To estimate
the delay, `gccphat`

finds the location of the peak of the cross-correlation
between `sig`

and `refsig`

. The cross-correlation is
computed using the generalized cross-correlation phase transform (GCC-PHAT) algorithm. Time
delays are multiples of the sample interval corresponding to the default sampling frequency of
one hertz.

`[___] = gccphat(`

or `sig`

)```
[___]
= gccphat(
```

returns
the estimated delays and cross correlations between all pairs of channels
in `sig`

,`fs`

)`sig`

. If `sig`

has *M* columns,
the resulting `tau`

and `R`

have *M ^{2}* columns.
In these syntaxes, no reference signal input is used. The first

*M*columns of

`tau`

and `R`

contain the
delays and cross correlations that use the first channel as the reference.
The second *M*columns contain the delays and cross-correlations that use the second channel as the reference, and so on.

## Examples

## Input Arguments

## Output Arguments

## More About

## References

[1] Knapp, C. H. and G.C. Carter, “The Generalized
Correlation Method for Estimation of Time Delay.” *IEEE
Transactions on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing.* Vol.
ASSP-24, No. 4, Aug 1976.

[2] G. C. Carter, “Coherence and Time Delay Estimation.” *Proceedings
of the IEEE.* Vol. 75, No. 2, Feb 1987.

## Extended Capabilities

## Version History

**Introduced in R2015b**