The double-density dual-tree DWT

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This paper introduces the double-density dual-tree discrete wavelet transform (DWT), which is a DWT that combines the double-density DWT and the dual-tree DWT, each of which has its own characteristics and advantages. The transform corresponds to a new family of dyadic wavelet tight frames based on two scaling functions and four distinct wavelets. One pair of the four wavelets are designed to be offset from the other pair of wavelets so that the integer translates of one wavelet pair fall midway between the integer translates of the other pair. Simultaneously, one pair of wavelets are designed to be approximate Hilbert transforms of the other pair of wavelets so that two complex (approximately analytic) wavelets can be formed. Therefore, they can be used to implement complex and directional wavelet transforms. The paper develops a design procedure to obtain finite impulse response (FIR) filters that satisfy the numerous constraints imposed. This design procedure employs a fractional-delay allpass filter, spectral factorization, and filterbank completion. The solutions have vanishing moments, compact support, a high degree of smoothness, and are nearly shift-invariant.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1304-1314
Number of pages11
JournalIEEE Transactions on Signal Processing
Issue number5
StatePublished - May 2004


  • Dual-tree complex wavelet transform
  • Frame

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Signal Processing
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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