Signal Separation in the Wigner Distribution Domain Using Fractional Fourier Transform
In this paper the authors propose an algorithm based on the fractional Fourier transform to separate the different components of a signal in the Wigner time-frequency domain. The aim is to obtain a compressed representation for such a signal containing a minimal number of parameters. The proposed procedure gets rid of the noise and the cross-terms after separating the signal components. Assuming the signals under consideration have chirps and sinusoids, the fractional Fourier transform is used to rotate the components to obtain a sinusoidal or impulsive sparse representation. The procedure relies on filtering or windowing after obtaining the order of the fractional Fourier transform for each of the components.