Volume 31, pp. 30-39, 2008.

Stability results for scattered data interpolation on the rotation group

Manuel Gräf and Stefan Kunis


Fourier analysis on the rotation group $SO(3)$ expands each function into the orthogonal basis of Wigner-D functions. Recently, fast and reliable algorithms for the evaluation of finite expansion of such type, referred to as nonequispaced FFT on $SO(3)$, have become available. Here, we consider the minimal norm interpolation of given data by Wigner-D functions. We prove bounds on the conditioning of this problem which rely solely on the number of Fourier coefficients and the separation distance of the sampling nodes. The reconstruction of $N^3$ Fourier coefficients from $M$ well separated samples is shown to take only $\mathcal{O}(N^3 \log^2 N+M)$ floating point operations.

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Key words

Scattered data interpolation, iterative methods, FFT.

AMS subject classifications

65T50, 65F10, 43A75, 41A05, 15A60.

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