@Tim
Of course I found and read your other thread where you've written down
another type of notch filter. But the one from MATLAB looks simpler. So, of
course I will play around with the coefficients since I still don't know
the answer yet - thank you.
@Rick
Thank you. I know the FIR comb filter. But I need to have narrow notches,
so I've chosen IIR.

>On Fri, 21 May 2010 09:18:21 -0500, "ombz"
><andreas.weiskopf@n_o_s_p_a_m.gmail.com> wrote:
>
>>Hi all.
>>I've found in MATLAB help that a notching comb filter has following
>>tranfser function:
>>
>>H(z) = b*(1+z^(-N))/(1+a*z^(-N))
>>
>>where N is the number of notches. How to determine coefficients a and b
>>with respect to real-world parameters such as sampling frequency, notch
>>frequency and notch bandwidth/resp. attenuation?
>>I don't have the filter toolbox and therefore not the 'iircomb' function.

A

>>quick search on the web did yield nothing useful and it's not explained

in

>>MATLAB help.
>>
>>Thanks for your help.
>
>Oops!,
> I just remembered that you don't have the
>"iircomb()" code. So my first reply didn't
>help you at all. Sorry 'bout that.
>
>Tim's advice is good advice.
>
>[-Rick-]
>
>

Reply by Rick Lyons●May 24, 20102010-05-24

On Fri, 21 May 2010 09:18:21 -0500, "ombz"
<andreas.weiskopf@n_o_s_p_a_m.gmail.com> wrote:

>Hi all.
>I've found in MATLAB help that a notching comb filter has following
>tranfser function:
>
>H(z) = b*(1+z^(-N))/(1+a*z^(-N))
>
>where N is the number of notches. How to determine coefficients a and b
>with respect to real-world parameters such as sampling frequency, notch
>frequency and notch bandwidth/resp. attenuation?
>I don't have the filter toolbox and therefore not the 'iircomb' function. A
>quick search on the web did yield nothing useful and it's not explained in
>MATLAB help.
>
>Thanks for your help.

Oops!,
I just remembered that you don't have the
"iircomb()" code. So my first reply didn't
help you at all. Sorry 'bout that.
Tim's advice is good advice.
[-Rick-]

Reply by Rick Lyons●May 24, 20102010-05-24

On Fri, 21 May 2010 09:18:21 -0500, "ombz"
<andreas.weiskopf@n_o_s_p_a_m.gmail.com> wrote:

>Hi all.
>I've found in MATLAB help that a notching comb filter has following
>tranfser function:
>
>H(z) = b*(1+z^(-N))/(1+a*z^(-N))
>
>where N is the number of notches. How to determine coefficients a and b
>with respect to real-world parameters such as sampling frequency, notch
>frequency and notch bandwidth/resp. attenuation?
>I don't have the filter toolbox and therefore not the 'iircomb' function. A
>quick search on the web did yield nothing useful and it's not explained in
>MATLAB help.
>
>Thanks for your help.

Hi,
the following web page gives what you
call "real-world parameters" in an example:
http://www.mathworks.com/access/helpdesk/help/toolbox/filterdesign/ref/iircomb.html
As Tim said, there are other comb filters,
such as the FIR comb filter:
H1(z) = b*(1+z^(-N))
H1(z) doesn't have as narrow notches as does
your H(z), but H1(z) requires fewer computations
than does your H(z).
Good luck,
[-Rick-]

Reply by Tim Wescott●May 21, 20102010-05-21

ombz wrote:

> Hi all.
> I've found in MATLAB help that a notching comb filter has following
> tranfser function:
>
> H(z) = b*(1+z^(-N))/(1+a*z^(-N))
>
> where N is the number of notches. How to determine coefficients a and b
> with respect to real-world parameters such as sampling frequency, notch
> frequency and notch bandwidth/resp. attenuation?
> I don't have the filter toolbox and therefore not the 'iircomb' function. A
> quick search on the web did yield nothing useful and it's not explained in
> MATLAB help.
>
> Thanks for your help.

Why don't you play a bit -- change the values of a and b, and look at
the response on a Bode plot? Perhaps it'll give you an idea of what you
want.
Note that this isn't the only comb filter, too.
--
Tim Wescott
Control system and signal processing consulting
www.wescottdesign.com

Reply by ombz●May 21, 20102010-05-21

Hi all.
I've found in MATLAB help that a notching comb filter has following
tranfser function:
H(z) = b*(1+z^(-N))/(1+a*z^(-N))
where N is the number of notches. How to determine coefficients a and b
with respect to real-world parameters such as sampling frequency, notch
frequency and notch bandwidth/resp. attenuation?
I don't have the filter toolbox and therefore not the 'iircomb' function. A
quick search on the web did yield nothing useful and it's not explained in
MATLAB help.
Thanks for your help.