1 July 2002 Discrete wavelet transform implementation in Fourier domain for multidimensional signal
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J. of Electronic Imaging, 11(3), (2002). doi:10.1117/1.1479701
Wavelet transforms are often calculated by using the Mallat algorithm. In this algorithm, a signal is decomposed by a cascade of filtering and downsampling operations. Computing time can be important but the filtering operations can be speeded up by using fast Fourier transform (FFT)-based convolutions. Since it is necessary to work in the Fourier domain when large filters are used, we present some results of Fourier-based optimization of the sampling operations. Acceleration can be obtained by expressing the samplings in the Fourier domain. The general equations of the down- and upsampling of digital multidimensional signals are given. It is shown that for special cases such as the separable scheme and Feauveau’s quincunx scheme, the samplings can be implemented in the Fourier domain. The performance of the implementations is determined by the number of multiplications involved in both FFTconvolution- based and Fourier-based algorithms. This comparison shows that the computational costs are reduced when the proposed implementation is used. The complexity of the algorithm is O(N log N). By using this Fourier-based method, the use of large filters or infinite impulse response filters in multiresolution analysis becomes manageable in terms of computation costs. Mesh simplification based on multiresolution ‘‘detail relevance’’ images illustrates an application of the implemenentation.
Frederic Nicolier, Olivier Laligant, Frederic Truchetet, "Discrete wavelet transform implementation in Fourier domain for multidimensional signal," Journal of Electronic Imaging 11(3), (1 July 2002). http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/1.1479701

Electronic filtering

Filtering (signal processing)


Multidimensional signal processing

Signal processing

Wavelet transforms

Fourier transforms


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