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We investigate a class of finite-dimensional time decoding algorithms that: (1) is insensitive with respect to the time-encoding parameters; (2) is highly efficient and stable; and (3) can be implemented in real time. These algorithms are based on the observation that the recovery of time encoded signals given a finite number of observations has the property that the quality of signal recovery is very high in a reduced time range. We show how to obtain a local representation of the time encoded signal in an efficient and stable manner using a Vandermonde formulation of the recovery algorithm. Once the signal values are obtained from a finite number of possibly overlapping observations, the reduced-range segments are stitched together. The signal obtained by segment stitching is subsequently filtered for improved performance in recovery. Finally, we evaluate the complexity of the algorithms and their computational requirements for real-time implementation.
Circuits and Systems I: Regular Papers, IEEE Transactions on (Volume:55 , Issue: 9 )
Date of Publication: Oct. 2008