Date of Award


Publication Type

Master Thesis

Degree Name



Civil and Environmental Engineering


Soltis, James


Engineering, Electronics and Electrical.




This thesis presents a new method of digital FIR filter design based on the Jacobian elliptic sine function. In addition to a general design, a special result is obtained for Quadrature Mirror Filters (QMF) for use in multi-resolution filter banks. These are called Quasi-Dyadic FIR filters. Most of the Quasi-Dyadic filter coefficients are alpha2-n , where alpha is the scale of the coefficients and n is a positive integer. With these special coefficients, the 'multiply' operation may be changed to a 'shift' operation in assembly coding in signal filtering. Since 'shift' is much faster than the 'multiply' instruction in most microprocessors or DSP chipsets, the Quasi-Dyadic filter is more efficient. For multi-resolution filter banks (wavelet-like), perfect reconstruction (PR) is shown to be possible by a novel strategy. In addition, simpler structures that do not provide PR are shown to be valuable in practical applications. Implementation on a DSP board is also presented. Source: Masters Abstracts International, Volume: 39-02, page: 0567. Adviser: James Soltis. Thesis (M.A.Sc.)--University of Windsor (Canada), 2000.