Given a unitary operator A representing a physical quantity of interest, we employ concepts from group representation theory to define two natural signal energy densities for A. The first is invariant to A and proves useful when the effect of A is to be ignored; the second is covariant to A and measures the "A" content of signals. We also consider joint densities for multiple operators and, in the process, provide an alternative interpretation of Cohen's general construction for joint distributions of arbitrary variables.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Signal Processing
- Electrical and Electronic Engineering