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Applications of the fast wavelet transform
Author(s): Christopher E. Heil
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Paper Abstract

The fast wavelet transform is an order-N algorithm, due to S. Mallat, which performs a time and frequency localization of a discrete signal. It is based on the existence of orthonormal bases ( for the space of finite-energy signals on the real line) which are constructed from translates and dilates of a single fixed function, the "mother wavelet" (the Haar system is a classical example of such a basis; recent continuous examples with compact support are due to I. Daubechies). We discuss the derivation of the Mallat wavelet transform, give some examples showing its potential for use in edge detection or texture discrimination, and finally discuss how to generate Daubechies' orthonormal bases.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 November 1990
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 1348, Advanced Signal Processing Algorithms, Architectures, and Implementations, (1 November 1990); doi: 10.1117/12.23481
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Christopher E. Heil, MITRE Corp. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1348:
Advanced Signal Processing Algorithms, Architectures, and Implementations
Franklin T. Luk, Editor(s)

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