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An adaptive optimal-kernel time-frequency representation

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2 Author(s)
Jones, D.L. ; Coordinated Sci. Lab., Illinois Univ., Urbana, IL, USA ; Baraniuk, R.G.

Time-frequency representations with fixed windows or kernels figure prominently in many applications, but perform well only for limited classes of signals. Representations with signal-dependent kernels can overcome this limitation. However, while they often perform well, most existing schemes are block-oriented techniques unsuitable for on-line implementation or for tracking signal components with characteristics that change with time. The time-frequency representation developed in the present paper, based on a signal-dependent radially Gaussian kernel that adapts over time, surmounts these difficulties. The method employs a short-time ambiguity function both for kernel optimization and as an intermediate step in computing constant-time slices of the representation. Careful algorithm design provides reasonably efficient computation and allows on-line implementation. Certain enhancements, such as cone-kernel constraints and approximate retention of marginals, are easily incorporated with little additional computation. While somewhat more expensive than fixed kernel representations, this new technique often provides much better performance. Several examples illustrate its behavior on synthetic and real-world signals

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Signal Processing, IEEE Transactions on  (Volume:43 ,  Issue: 10 )