represents a KaiserBessel window function of x.


  • KaiserBesselWindow is a window function typically used in signal processing applications where data needs to be processed in short segments.
  • Window functions have a smoothing effect by gradually tapering data values to zero at the ends of each segment.
  • KaiserBesselWindow[x] is equal to  (498 cos(2 pi x)+99 cos(4 pi x)+cos(6 pi x)+402)/(1000) -1/2<=x<=1/2; 0 TemplateBox[{x}, Abs]>1/2; .
  • KaiserBesselWindow automatically threads over lists.


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Basic Examples  (3)

Shape of a 1D KaiserBessel window:

Shape of a 2D KaiserBessel window:

Extract the continuous function representing the KaiserBessel window:

Scope  (4)

Evaluate numerically:

Translated and dilated KaiserBessel window:

2D KaiserBessel window with a circular support:

Discrete KaiserBessel window of length 15:

Discrete 15×10 2D KaiserBessel window:

Applications  (3)

Create a moving average filter of length 11:

Smooth the filter using a KaiserBessel window:

Log-magnitude plot of the frequency spectrum of the filters:

Use a window specification to calculate sample PowerSpectralDensity:

Calculate the spectrum:

Compare to spectral density calculated without a windowing function:

The plot shows that window smooths the spectral density:

Compare to the theoretical spectral density of the process:

Use a window specification for time series estimation:

Specify window for spectral estimator:

Properties & Relations  (2)

The area under the KaiserBessel window:

Normalize to create a window with unit area:

Fourier transform of the KaiserBessel window:

Power spectrum of the KaiserBessel window:

Wolfram Research (2012), KaiserBesselWindow, Wolfram Language function, https://reference.wolfram.com/language/ref/KaiserBesselWindow.html.


Wolfram Research (2012), KaiserBesselWindow, Wolfram Language function, https://reference.wolfram.com/language/ref/KaiserBesselWindow.html.


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Wolfram Language. 2012. "KaiserBesselWindow." Wolfram Language & System Documentation Center. Wolfram Research. https://reference.wolfram.com/language/ref/KaiserBesselWindow.html.


Wolfram Language. (2012). KaiserBesselWindow. Wolfram Language & System Documentation Center. Retrieved from https://reference.wolfram.com/language/ref/KaiserBesselWindow.html