Sparse representation of Gravitational Sound

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Gravitational Sound clips produced by the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory(LIGO) and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) are considered within the particular context of data reduction. We advance a procedure to this effect and show that these types of signals can be approximated with high quality using significantly fewer elementary components than those required within the standard orthogonal basis framework. Furthermore, a local measure sparsity is shown to render meaningful information about the variation of a signal along time, by generating a set of local sparsity values which is much smaller than the dimension of the signal. This point is further illustrated by recourse to a more complex signal, generated by Milde Science Communication to divulge Gravitational Sound in the form of a ring tone



Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)306-314
JournalJournal of Sound and Vibration
Early online date27 Dec 2017
Publication statusPublished - 27 Dec 2017

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  • Gravitational Sound, Sparse representation, Mixed dictionary, Greedy pursuit strategy


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