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A simple scheme for enhanced reassignment of the smoothed pseudo Wigner-Ville representation of noisy signals

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing (ICASSP'03) Hong Kong, China
Publisher or commissioning bodyInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
PagesVI-457 - VI-460
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)0780376633
StatePublished - Apr 2003
Event2003 IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing - Hong Kong, China


Conference2003 IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing
Abbreviated titleICASSP '03
CityHong Kong


The reassignment procedure has often been employed to improve readability of some time-frequency representations (TFRs). When processing noisy signals, the problem of sensitivity of the technique to noise is encountered. A simple modification of the reassignment method is proposed, based on a thresholding operation. Specifically, by preventing the reassignment of the distribution coefficients below the noise dependent threshold and replacing them with zeros, the enhanced signatures on the time-frequency plane are obtained. This method is compared with other techniques, such as the reassigned spectrogram (RSP) and the supervised reassigned spectrogram (SRSP). An experimental test of these algorithms as the instantaneous frequency (IF) estimators for a chirp signal have shown that our method improves the accuracy of the estimation for heavy noise.

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Rose publication type: Conference contribution Sponsorship: This work is supported by Alenia-Marconi Systems UK. Terms of use: Copyright © 2003 IEEE. Reprinted from IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing, 2003 (ICASSP '03). This material is posted here with permission of the IEEE. Such permission of the IEEE does not in any way imply IEEE endorsement of any of the University of Bristol's products or services. Internal or personal use of this material is permitted. However, permission to reprint/republish this material for advertising or promotional purposes or for creating new collective works for resale or redistribution must be obtained from the IEEE by writing to By choosing to view this document, you agree to all provisions of the copyright laws protecting it.


2003 IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing

Abbreviated TitleICASSP '03
Duration6 Apr 200310 Apr 2003
Location of eventHong Kong Exhibition and Convention Centre
CityHong KongCountryChina

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