Hi, I hope this question about wavelets is not too far off topic in this forum... I have some image data with noise for which the noise statistics (mean, variance) are known : noisy image = true image + noise in image domain In my case, the mean and variance is not constant over the image (correlated noise). When I perform a wavelet transform on this noisy image, I presume I can treat the "noisy" wavelet coefficients as: noisy coefficients = true coefficients + noise in wavelet domain My question is - How can I find the statistical properties of the "noise in wavelet domain" term? This may be a naive question, or very complicated...I'm not sure. Any references about where I might start looking would be appreciated. Specifically, I am using the discrete dyadic wavelet transform (non-subsampled). Many thanks, Geoff

# Noise characterization of wavelet coefficients

"g" <noreply@noreply.com> wrote in message news:<cPkEc.610098$Ar.130800@twister01.bloor.is.net.cable.rogers.com>...> Hi, > > I hope this question about wavelets is not too far off topic in this > forum... > > I have some image data with noise for which the noise statistics (mean, > variance) are known : > > noisy image = true image + noise in image domain > > In my case, the mean and variance is not constant over the image (correlated > noise).The above is a pretty basic signal model, even though some details are not clear. What do you mean by "correlated noise"? That the noise correlates with the signal or that the noise autocovariance is a 2D Delta? Do you know the numerical values for variance and mean for the noise over the image, or do you only know that the noise have these general properties?> When I perform a wavelet transform on this noisy image, I presume I can > treat the "noisy" wavelet coefficients as: > > noisy coefficients = true coefficients + noise in wavelet domain > > My question is - How can I find the statistical properties of the "noise in > wavelet domain" term? This may be a naive question, or very > complicated...I'm not sure. Any references about where I might start looking > would be appreciated. > > Specifically, I am using the discrete dyadic wavelet transform > (non-subsampled).I don't know much about wavelets, but the problem statement seems to be the same as the basis for Wiener filters. Wiener filters require that the statistical properties of the noise is uncorrelated with the signal and the noise spectrum is known (or rather, assumed) a priori. You may want to ask for help on such problems in sci.image.processing. Rune