Mota J.F.C., Deligiannis N., Sankaranarayanan A.C., Cevher V., Rodrigues M.R.D.

IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing

pp 3651



We propose and analyze an online algorithm for reconstructing a sequence of signals from a limited number of linear measurements. The signals are assumed sparse, with unknown support, and evolve over time according to a generic nonlinear dynamical model. Our algorithm, based on recent theoretical results for l 1 – l 1 minimization, is recursive and computes the number of measurements to be taken at each time on-the-fly. As an example, we apply the algorithm to online compressive video foreground extraction, a problem stated as follows: given a set of measurements of a sequence of images with a static background, simultaneously reconstruct each image while separating its foreground from the background. The performance of our method is illustrated on sequences of real images. We observe that it allows a dramatic reduction in the number of measurements or reconstruction error with respect to state-of-the-art compressive background subtraction schemes.