A FIR Filter Optimization Toolbox for Matlab 5-7

Along with Dr. Jeffrey Coleman, I've been developing a Matlab toolbox for optimizing FIR filters (and FIR-like structures, such as antenna arrays). The toolbox consists of a set of classes for defining and manipulating FIR filters and for setting up optimizations. The toolbox provides a natural and consistent interface to internal routines as well as several freely-available third-party optimization engines.

Download the toolbox: Opt-1.2.tar.gz as a gzipped tar file
Opt-1.2.zip as a zip file
INSTALL Installation Instructions

Optimization Engines:

Although limited (eigenfilter) designs can be performed using just the toobox and standard Matlab routines, for constrained optimization one or more of the following convex optimization engines is required. Download and install the engines, making sure to add to Matlab's search path as directed. All of the engines require compiling mex files for speed.




The early development of the ideas behind the Opt toolbox and strategies for their use in solving problems were developed at Michigan Technological University and the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) under NSF grant MIP-9896034. The toolbox itself was developed initially by UMBC (NSF funded) and the Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) together, with funding for later development (through NRL) taken over by the Office of Naval Research (ONR) through its program in Operations Research and its Base Program at NRL. As of mid-2002, development is continuing at NRL under ONR sponsorship.

This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. 9896034. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.