Signal Multiresolution Analyzer
Decompose signals into time-aligned components
The Signal Multiresolution Analyzer app is an interactive tool for visualizing multilevel wavelet- and data adaptive-based decompositions of real-valued 1-D signals and comparing results. The app supports single- and double-precision data. With the app, you can:
Access all the real-valued 1-D signals in your MATLAB® workspace.
Generate decompositions using fixed-bandwidth and data-adaptive multiresolution analysis (MRA) methods:
Fixed-bandwidth: Maximal overlap discrete wavelet transform (MODWT) (default), and tunable Q-factor wavelet transform (TQWT)
Data-adaptive: Empirical mode decomposition (EMD), empirical wavelet transform (EWT), and variational mode decomposition (VMD)
Adjust default parameters, and visualize and compare multiple decompositions.
Choose decomposition levels to include in the signal reconstruction.
Obtain frequency ranges of the decomposition levels.
Determine the relative energy of the signal across levels.
Export reconstructed signals and decompositions to your workspace.
Recreate decompositions in your workspace by generating MATLAB scripts.
Open the Signal Multiresolution Analyzer App
MATLAB Toolstrip: On the Apps tab, under Signal Processing and Communications, click the app icon.
MATLAB command prompt: Enter
Visualize Time-Aligned MODWTMRA Decomposition
Load in the Kobe earthquake data. The data are seismograph measurements (vertical acceleration in ) recorded at Tasmania University, Hobart, Australia, on 16 January 1995, beginning at 20:56:51 (GMT) and continuing for 51 minutes at one second intervals.
Open Signal Multiresolution Analyzer and click Import. A window appears listing all the workspace variables the app can process.
Select the Kobe data from the dialog box and click Import. By default, a four-level MODWTMRA decomposition of the signal appears in the MODWT tab. The decomposition is obtained using the
modwtmra functions with default settings. The plots in the Decomposition pane are the projections of the wavelet decompositions of the signal at each scale on the original signal subspace. The decomposed signal is named
kobe1 in the Decomposed Signals pane. The method
MODWT identifies the decomposition. The original signal,
kobe, and the reconstruction,
kobe1, are plotted in the Reconstructions pane.
By default, plots are with respect to sample index and frequencies are in cycles per sample. To plot with respect to time and display frequencies in hertz, select the Sample Rate radio button on the Signal Multiresolution Analyzer tab. The default sample rate is 1 hertz. The plots and frequencies update to use the sample rate.
The Level Selection pane shows the relative energies of the signal across scales, as well as the frequency bands.
A check box in the Show column controls whether or not that level is displayed in the Decomposition pane. A check box in the Include column controls whether or not to include that level of the wavelet decomposition in the reconstruction. Clicking a plot in the Decomposition pane is another way to include or exclude that level in the signal reconstruction.
To generate a new decomposition, change one of the wavelet parameters in the toolstrip on the MODWT tab and click Decompose.
Wavelet - Wavelet family
Number - Wavelet filter number
Level - Wavelet decomposition level
Changing any parameter in the toolstrip enables the Decompose button.
Compare MODWTMRA and EMD Decompositions
Load the noisy Doppler signal. The signal is a noisy version of the Doppler test signal of Donoho and Johnstone .
Open Signal Multiresolution Analyzer and import the signal into the app. By default, the app creates a four-level MODWTMRA decomposition of the signal in the MODWT tab. In the Decomposed Signals pane, the wavelet decomposition is named
noisdopp1. The Reconstructions pane shows the original and reconstructed signals plotted in two different colors.
To add the EMD decomposition, first switch to the Signal Multiresolution Analyzer tab, then click Add ▼ and select EMD.
After a few moments the EMD decomposition
noisdopp2 appears in the EMD tab. The decomposition is obtained using the
emd function with default settings. The residual is now the thickest plot in the Reconstructions pane. You can change the parameters in the toolstrip and click Decompose to obtain a different EMD decomposition. To learn more about the parameters and the EMD algorithm, see
To more easily see the differences between the two reconstructions, click
noisdopp in the plot legend. The text fades, and the plot of the original signal is hidden. You can use the legend to hide any plot in the Reconstructions pane.
Duplicate Decomposition and Generate Script
This example shows how to duplicate a decomposition for modification. The example also shows how to generate a script to recreate the decomposition in your workspace.
Load the Kobe earthquake data into your workspace. The data are seismograph measurements (vertical acceleration in ) recorded at Tasmania University, Hobart, Australia, on 16 January 1995, beginning at 20:56:51 (GMT) and continuing for 51 minutes at one second intervals.
Open Signal Multiresolution Analyzer and import the earthquake data into the app. By default, the app creates a four-level MODWTMRA decomposition of the signal called
kobe1 using the
modwtmra functions with default settings. To show plots with respect to time and express frequencies in Hz, click the Sample Rate radio button in the Signal Multiresolution Analyzer tab.
Create a new six-level decomposition using the order 4 Coiflet. In the Signal Multiresolution Analyzer tab, click Duplicate in the toolstrip. Since
kobe1 is the currently selected item in Decomposed Signals, a duplicate of the first decomposition is created. The duplicate is called
kobe1Copy. The plots in Reconstructions are updated to include the new decomposition. Except for the color, the duplicate is identical with the first decomposition. You can change the name of the duplicate by right-clicking on the name in Decomposed Signals.
In the MODWT tab, change the settings in the toolstrip to the following values and then click Decompose.
In Level Selection, note which components of the decomposition are included in the reconstruction: the approximation and the level 5 and level 6 details.
Level 4 has approximately 60% of the total energy. Remove levels 5 and 6 from the reconstruction, and include level 4. Show only the approximation and level 4 details in the Decomposition pane. To approximately align the decomposition with the reconstruction, drag the Decomposition pane beneath the Reconstructions pane.
Generate MODWT Script
You have three export options. You can export the reconstruction or the entire decomposition of the selected decomposed signal to your workspace, or you can export a MATLAB™ script to recreate the decomposition in your workspace. To generate a script, in the Signal Multiresolution Analyzer tab click Export > Generate MATLAB Script.
An untitled script opens in your editor with the following executable code. The true-false values in
levelForReconstruction correspond to which
Include boxes are checked in Level Selection. You can save the script as is, or modify it to apply the same decomposition settings to other signals. Run the code.
% Logical array for selecting reconstruction elements levelForReconstruction = [false,false,false,true,false,false,true]; % Perform the decomposition using modwt wt = modwt(kobe,'coif4',6); % Construct MRA matrix using modwtmra mra = modwtmra(wt,'coif4'); % Sum down the rows of the selected multiresolution signals kobe1Copy = sum(mra(levelForReconstruction,:),1);
Plot the original signal and reconstruction. Except for possibly the colors, the plot will match the
kobe1Copy reconstruction shown in the app.
t = 0:numel(kobe)-1; plot(t,kobe) grid on hold on plot(t,kobe1Copy,LineWidth=2) xlabel("Seconds") title("Reconstruction") legend("Original","Reconstruction",Location="northwest") axis tight hold off
Generate EMD Script
Add the EMD decomposition of the Kobe data by clicking Add ▼ and selecting EMD in the Signal Multiresolution Analyzer tab. The name of the decomposed signal in the Decomposed Signals pane is
kobe3. By default, the reconstruction consists only of the residual. The decomposition is obtained by using the
emd function with default settings.
Generate a script that creates the EMD decomposition by clicking Export > Generate MATLAB Script. An untitled script opens in your editor with the following executable code. Run the code.
% Logical array for selecting reconstruction elements levelForReconstruction = [false,false,false,false,false,true]; % Perform the decomposition using EMD [imf,residual,info] = emd(kobe, ... SiftRelativeTolerance=0.2, ... SiftMaxIterations=100, ... MaxNumIMF=5, ... MaxNumExtrema=1, ... MaxEnergyRatio=20, ... Interpolation='spline'); % Construct MRA matrix by appending IMFs and residual mra = [imf residual].'; % Sum down the rows of the selected multiresolution signals kobe3 = sum(mra(levelForReconstruction,:),1);
Compare the reconstruction
kobe3 with the original signal. In this case, the reconstruction only consists of the residual.
plot(t,kobe) grid on hold on plot(t,kobe3,LineWidth=2) xlabel("Seconds") title("Reconstruction") legend("Original","Reconstruction",Location="northwest") axis tight hold off
Wavelet — Orthogonal wavelet family
sym (default) |
Orthogonal wavelet family to use to generate the multiresolution analysis (default), specified as:
db— Daubechies wavelets
fk— Fejér-Korovkin wavelets
Wavelet parameter is applicable only for
generating a multiresolution analysis.
For more information about the wavelets, use the
waveinfo function. For example, to learn more about Daubechies wavelets,
Interpolation — Interpolation method
spline (default) |
Interpolation method to use for envelope construction in empirical mode decomposition, specified as one of the following:
spline— Cubic spline interpolation
pchip— Piecewise cubic Hermite interpolating polynomial method
Interpolation parameter is applicable only for
generating an empirical mode decomposition. You can change other options with the app
when creating empirical mode decompositions. For more information, see
signalMultiresolutionAnalyzer opens the Signal Multiresolution
Analyzer app. Once the app initializes, import a signal for analysis by clicking
signalMultiresolutionAnalyzer( opens the
Signal Multiresolution Analyzer app and imports, decomposes, and plots the
multiresolution analysis of
modwt with the
and default settings.
sig is a variable in the workspace.
sig can be:
A 1-by-N or N-by-1 real-valued vector.
Single or double precision.
By default, the app plots the decomposition levels as functions of sample index. To plot with respect to time, you can set a sample rate or sample period using the app.
To decompose more than one signal simultaneously, run multiple instances of the Signal Multiresolution Analyzer app.
For the MODWT and TQWT decomposition methods, the script generated by the Signal Multiresolution Analyzer app supports
gpuArray(Parallel Computing Toolbox) inputs.
For the fixed-bandwidth methods, MODWT and TQWT, Signal Multiresolution Analyzer reports the theoretical frequency ranges of the decomposition levels. For the data-adaptive methods, EMD, EWT, and VMD, the app reports the measured bandwidth.
 Percival, Donald B., and Andrew T. Walden. Wavelet Methods for Time Series Analysis. Cambridge Series in Statistical and Probabilistic Mathematics. Cambridge ; New York: Cambridge University Press, 2000.
Introduced in R2018b