Dynamic range extension using interleaved gains

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We present a methodology to sample signals in such a way so as to avoid the effects of signal clipping due to a limited dynamic range. We do so by attenuating a selective subset of the data before it gets sampled, so that if clipping is detected after the sampling process we can easily estimate the missing samples using the nonclipped samples that were attenuated. We show that under sparsity assumptions it is possible to reconstruct the clipped samples and recover a satisfactory representation of the original signal. We provide an analysis of the side effects of this process and show that on average when sampling signals with highly varying or unknown gain, we can guarantee a significantly lower potential for signal distortion and noise.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number5067415
Pages (from-to)966-973
Number of pages8
JournalIEEE Transactions on Audio, Speech and Language Processing
Issue number5
StatePublished - Jul 2009
Externally publishedYes


  • Clipping
  • Dynamic range
  • Missing data
  • Sampling
  • Sparse reconstructions

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Acoustics and Ultrasonics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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