Rounded Hartley Transform: A quasi-involution
new multiplicative-free transform derived from discrete Hartley transform
(DHT) is introduced: The Rouded Hartley Transform RHT.
Investigations on the properties of the RHT lead us to the concept of matrix weak-inversion.
Using new constructs, we show that RHT is not exactly involutionary like the DHT, but exhibits a quasi-involutionary property,
a definition derived from periodicity of matrices. Thus, instead of the actual inverse transform, the RHT can be roughly viewed as
an involutionary transform, allowing the use of direct (multiplication-free) to evaluate the inverse transform.
A fast algorithm to compute the RHT is presented. This algorithm held embedded properties. We also extended RHT to the two-dimensional case.
This allows us to perform a preliminary analysis on the effects of RHT on images.
Despite some signal to noise ratio loss, the RHT can be very interesting for applications involving image monitoring associated with
decision making, such as military applications or medical imaging.