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Directional complex-wavelet processing
Author(s): Felix Fernandes; Rutger van Spaendonck; Mark J. Coates; C. Sidney Burrus
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Paper Abstract

Poor directional selectivity, a major disadvantage of the separable 2D discrete wavelet transform (DWT), has previously been circumvented either by using highly redundant, nonseparable wavelet transforms or by using restrictive designs to obtain a pair of wavelet trees. In this paper, we demonstrate that superior directional selectivity may be obtained with no redundancy in any separable wavelet transform. We achieve this by projecting the wavelet coefficients to separate approximately the positive and negative frequencies. Subsequent decimation maintains non-redundancy. A novel reconstruction step guarantees perfect reconstruction within this critically- sampled framework. Although our transform generates complex- valued coefficients, it may be implemented with a fast algorithm that uses only real arithmetic. We also explain how redundancy may be judiciously introduced into our transform to benefit certain applications. To demonstrate the efficacy of our projection technique, we show that it achieves state-of-the-art performance in a seismic image- processing application.

Paper Details

Date Published: 4 December 2000
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 4119, Wavelet Applications in Signal and Image Processing VIII, (4 December 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.408642
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Felix Fernandes, Rice Univ. (United States)
Rutger van Spaendonck, Delft Univ. of Technology (Netherlands)
Mark J. Coates, Rice Univ. (United States)
C. Sidney Burrus, Rice Univ. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4119:
Wavelet Applications in Signal and Image Processing VIII
Akram Aldroubi; Andrew F. Laine; Michael A. Unser, Editor(s)

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