Department of Mathematics, Faculty of Science, Zagazig University, Zagazig 44519, Egypt
Academic Editor: Ezzat G. Bakhoum
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We propose an entirely novel family of score functions for blind signal separation (BSS), based on the family of mixture generalized gamma density which includes generalized gamma, Weilbull, gamma, and Laplace and Gaussian probability density functions. To blindly extract the independent source signals, we resort to the FastICA approach, whilst to adaptively estimate the parameters of such score functions, we use Nelder-Mead for optimizing the maximum likelihood (ML) objective function without relaying on any derivative information. Our experimental results with source employing a wide range of statistics distribution show that Nelder-Mead technique produce a good estimation for the parameters of score functions.