## Construction of Hilbert transform pairs of wavelet bases and Gabor-like transforms (2009)

Venue: | IEEE TRANS. SIGNAL PROCESS |

Citations: | 7 - 4 self |

### BibTeX

@ARTICLE{Chaudhury09constructionof,

author = {Kunal Narayan Chaudhury and Michael Unser},

title = {Construction of Hilbert transform pairs of wavelet bases and Gabor-like transforms},

journal = {IEEE TRANS. SIGNAL PROCESS},

year = {2009}

}

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### Abstract

We propose a novel method for constructing Hilbert transform (HT) pairs of wavelet bases based on a fundamental approximation-theoretic characterization of scaling functions—the B-spline factorization theorem. In particular, starting from well-localized scaling functions, we construct HT pairs of biorthogonal wavelet bases of by relating the corresponding wavelet filters via a discrete form of the continuous HT filter. As a concrete application of this methodology, we identify HT pairs of spline wavelets of a specific flavor, which are then combined to realize a family of complex wavelets that resemble the optimally-localized Gabor function for sufficiently large orders. Analytic wavelets, derived from the complexification of HT wavelet pairs, exhibit a one-sided spectrum. Based on the tensor-product of such analytic wavelets, and, in effect, by appropriately combining four separable biorthogonal wavelet bases of, we then discuss a methodology for constructing 2-D directional-selective complex wavelets. In particular, analogous to the HT correspondence between the components of the 1-D counterpart, we relate the real and imaginary components of these complex wavelets using a multidimensional extension of the HT—the directional HT. Next, we construct a family of complex spline wavelets that resemble the directional Gabor functions proposed by Daugman. Finally, we present an efficient fast Fourier transform (FFT)-based filterbank algorithm for implementing the associated complex wavelet transform.