From the Author
Around the turn of the century, now 15 years ago, the recognition in a variety of fields of study of the utility of the theory of cyclostationary time-series began growing at an accelerating pace. A comprehensive literature survey was published in 2006 (see Tutorial Publications herein), and a major extension and generalization of the theory that accommodates the effects of rapid motion between radio-frequency transmitters and receivers appeared in the 2012 book Generalizations of cyclostationary signal processing: spectral analysis and applications [ISBN: 978-1-119-97335-5] (written by a close friend and colleague, Professor Antonio Napolitano). Numerous research publications in the professional journals of various fields of science and engineering have appeared during this recent period.
The overview paper by W. A. Gardner, A. Napolitano, and L. Paura, "Cyclostationarity: Half a Century of Research," Signal Processing, April 2006, received from the Publisher (Elsevier) the "Most Cited Paper Award" in 2008; and, each year since its first appearance online up through 2011, it was the most cited paper among those published in Signal Processing in the previous five years, and among the top 10 most downloaded papers from Signal Processing. As shown below, Google Scholar reports that, as of late 2014, this paper has been cited over 400 times.
The most frequently cited paper on cyclostationarity, as of late 2014, is an IEEE Signal Processing Magazine article with 861 citations, and the next three most cited publications are his three books, with 728, 691, 591 citations, out of a total 9529 citations, 3707 of which were during the 5 year period since 2009.
About the Author
Professor Lewis E. Franks, previous NSF program director and previous chairman of the Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, states:
I believe I have read a major portion of Gardner's papers and textbooks. I feel that a unique feature of all these publications, compared to other engineering documents of a similar nature, is the presence of a strong scholarly style. Previous contributions to the topic are meticulously sought out and referenced. It's not just a matter of being polite to colleagues or avoiding confrontations over omitted citations; but a genuine attempt to establish an important historical context for new results or interpretations. The relevance of prior contributions to the topic is carefully laid out and unified... On the topic of cyclostationary processes, I feel that he has, almost single-handedly, developed the theoretical and applied engineering aspects of the topic to the point of today's widespread recognition of its utility.