Intrinsic localization of frames

Massimo Fornasier, Karlheinz Gröchenig

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Several concepts for the localization of a frame are studied. The intrinsic localization of a frame is defined by the decay properties of its Gramian matrix. Our main result asserts that the canonical dual frame possesses the same intrinsic localization as the original frame. The proof relies heavily on Banach algebra techniques, in particular on recent spectral invariance properties for certain Banach algebras of infinite matrices. Intrinsically localized frames extend in a natural way to Banach frames for a class of associated Banach spaces which are defined by weighted ℓ p-coefficients of their frame expansions. As an example, the time - frequency concentration of distributions is characterized by means of localized (nonuniform) Gabor frames.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)395-415
Number of pages21
JournalConstructive Approximation
Issue number3
StatePublished - Aug 2005
Externally publishedYes


  • Banach frame
  • Banach-algebras
  • Frame
  • Gram matrix
  • Localization principle
  • Nonuniform Gabor frame
  • Pseudoinverse
  • Spectral invariance


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