Date Added: Jun 2011
In this paper, the authors propose a simple method of obtaining a Perfect Reconstruction (PR) FIR prototype filter starting from a given Near-Perfect Reconstruction (NPR) prototype filter for complex modulated filter banks. Their method consists of two steps. First, they calculate the product of a pair of polyphase components that fulfill the PR conditions, and second, they search for spectral factors that maximize the correlation coefficients between the impulse response of the new polyphase components and of the original ones. Their preliminary numerical results show that the price to be payed to satisfy the PR conditions is some loss in the spectral characteristics.