TR2017-013

Jazz: A Companion to Music for Frequency Estimation with Missing Data



Frequency estimation is a classical problem in signal processing, with applications ranging from sensor array processing to wireless communications and structural health monitoring. Modern algorithms based on atomic norm minimization can cope with missing data but incur a high computational cost. To recover missing data from an ensemble of frequency-sparse signals, we propose a computationally efficient low-rank tensor completion algorithm that exploits the fact that each signal in the ensemble can be associated with a Toeplitz matrix. We name our algorithm JAZZ in the spirit of the classical MUSIC algorithm for frequency estimation and in tribute to the random, improvisational nature of jazz music.