Sparsity Promoting Reconstruction of Delta Modulated Voice Samples by Sequential Adaptive Thresholds

Mahdi Boloursaz Mashhadi, Saber Malekmohammadi, Farokh Marvasti

In this paper, we propose the family of Iterative Methods with Adaptive Thresholding (IMAT) for sparsity promoting reconstruction of Delta Modulated (DM) voice signals. We suggest a novel missing sampling approach to delta modulation that facilitates sparsity promoting reconstruction of the original signal from a subset of DM samples with less quantization noise. Utilizing our proposed missing sampling approach to delta modulation, we provide an analytical discussion on the convergence of IMAT for DM coding technique. We also modify the basic IMAT algorithm and propose the Iterative Method with Adaptive Thresholding for Delta Modulation (IMATDM) algorithm for improved reconstruction performance for DM coded signals. Experimental results show that in terms of the reconstruction SNR, this novel method outperforms the conventional DM reconstruction techniques based on lowpass filtering. It is observed that by migrating from the conventional low pass reconstruction technique to the sparsity promoting reconstruction technique of IMATDM, the reconstruction performance is improved by an average of 7.6 dBs. This is due to the fact that the proposed IMATDM makes simultaneous use of both the sparse signal assumption and the quantization noise suppression effects by smoothing. The proposed IMATDM algorithm also outperforms some other sparsity promoting reconstruction methods.

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