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Time frequency and chirps
Author(s): Patrick Flandrin
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Paper Abstract

Chirps (i.e., transient AM-FM waveforms) are ubiquitous in nature and man-made systems, and they may serve as a paradigm for many nonstationary deterministic signals. The time-frequency plane is a natural representation space for chirps, and we will here review a number of questions related to chirps, as addressed from a time-frequency perspective. Global and local approaches will be described for matching and/or adapting representations to chirps. As a corollary, joint time-frequency descriptions of chirps will be shown to allow for effective definitions of instantaneous frequencies via localized trajectories on the plane. A number of applications will be mentioned, ranging from bioacoustics to turbulence and gravitational waves.

Paper Details

Date Published: 26 March 2001
PDF: 15 pages
Proc. SPIE 4391, Wavelet Applications VIII, (26 March 2001); doi: 10.1117/12.421196
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Patrick Flandrin, CNRS-Ecole Normale Superieure de Lyon (France)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4391:
Wavelet Applications VIII
Harold H. Szu; David L. Donoho; Adolf W. Lohmann; William J. Campbell; James R. Buss, Editor(s)

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