Analysis and classification of time-varying signals with multiple time-frequency structures

Antonia Papandreou-Suppappola, Seth B. Suppappola

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We propose a time-frequency (TF) technique designed to match signals with multiple and different characteristics for successful analysis and classification. The method uses a modified matching pursuit signal decomposition incorporating signal-matched dictionaries. For analysis, it uses a combination of TF representations chosen adaptively to provide a concentrated representation for each selected signal component. Thus, it exhibits maximum concentration while reducing cross terms for the difficult analysis case of multicomponent signals of dissimilar linear and nonlinear TF structures. For classification, this technique may provide the instantaneous frequency of signal components as well as estimates of their relevant parameters.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)92-95
Number of pages4
JournalIEEE Signal Processing Letters
Issue number3
StatePublished - Mar 2002


  • Classification
  • Matching pursuit
  • Time-frequency

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Signal Processing
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Applied Mathematics


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