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We consider the problem of A/D conversion for non-bandlimited signals that have a finite rate of innovation, in particular, the class of a continuous periodic stream of Diracs, characterized by a set of time positions and weights. Previous research has only considered the sampling of these signals, ignoring quantization which is necessary for any practical application (e.g. UWB, CDMA). In order to achieve accuracy under quantization, we introduce two types of oversampling, namely, oversampling in frequency and oversampling in time. High accuracy is achieved by enforcing the reconstruction to satisfy either three convex sets of constraints related to (1) sampling kernel, (2) quantization and (3) periodic streams of Diracs, which is then said to provide strong consistency, or only the first two, providing weak consistency. We propose three reconstruction algorithms, the first two achieving weak consistency and the third one achieving strong consistency. For these three algorithms, respectively, the experimental MSE performance for time positions decreases as O(1/Rt2 Rf3), and O(1/Rt2 Rf4), where Rt and Rf are the oversampling ratios in time and in frequency, respectively. It is also proved theoretically that our reconstruction algorithms satisfying weak consistency achieve an MSE performance of at least O(1/Rt2 Rf3).
Date of Conference: 17-21 May 2004