Fast computation of the continuous wavelet transform through oblique projections

Michael Vrhel, Chulhee Lee, Michael Unser

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We introduce a fast simple method for computing the real continuous wavelet transform (CWT). The approach achieves O(N) complexity per scale and the filter coefficients can be analytically obtained by a simple integration. Our method is to use P wavelets per octave and to approximate them with their oblique projection onto a space defined by a compact scaling function. The wavelet templates are expanded to larger sizes (octaves) using the two-scale relation and zero padded filtering. Error bounds are presented to justify the use of an oblique projection over an orthogonal one.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1459-1462
Number of pages4
JournalICASSP, IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing - Proceedings
Publication statusPublished - 1996 Jan 1
EventProceedings of the 1996 IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing, ICASSP. Part 1 (of 6) - Atlanta, GA, USA
Duration: 1996 May 71996 May 10


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Software
  • Signal Processing
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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