Reverse Levinson-Durbin recursion


r = rlevinson(a,efinal)
[r,u] = rlevinson(a,efinal)
[r,u,k] = rlevinson(a,efinal)
[r,u,k,e] = rlevinson(a,efinal)


The reverse Levinson-Durbin recursion implements the step-down algorithm for solving the following symmetric Toeplitz system of linear equations for r, where r = [r(1) … r(p + 1)] and r(i)* denotes the complex conjugate of r(i).


r = rlevinson(a,efinal) solves the above system of equations for r given vector a, where a = [1 a(2) … a(p + 1)]. In linear prediction applications, r represents the autocorrelation sequence of the input to the prediction error filter, where r(1) is the zero-lag element. The figure below shows the typical filter of this type, where H(z) is the optimal linear predictor, x(n) is the input signal, x^(n) is the predicted signal, and e(n) is the prediction error.

Input vector a represents the polynomial coefficients of this prediction error filter in descending powers of z.


The filter must be minimum-phase to generate a valid autocorrelation sequence. efinal is the scalar prediction error power, which is equal to the variance of the prediction error signal, σ2(e).

[r,u] = rlevinson(a,efinal) returns upper triangular matrix U from the UDU* decomposition




and E is a diagonal matrix with elements returned in output e (see below). This decomposition permits the efficient evaluation of the inverse of the autocorrelation matrix, R−1.

Output matrix u contains the prediction filter polynomial, a, from each iteration of the reverse Levinson-Durbin recursion


where ai(j) is the jth coefficient of the ith order prediction filter polynomial (i.e., step i in the recursion). For example, the 5th order prediction filter polynomial is

a5 = u(5:-1:1,5)'

Note that u(p+1:-1:1,p+1)' is the input polynomial coefficient vector a.

[r,u,k] = rlevinson(a,efinal) returns a vector k of length p + 1 containing the reflection coefficients. The reflection coefficients are the conjugates of the values in the first row of u.

k = conj(u(1,2:end))

[r,u,k,e] = rlevinson(a,efinal) returns a vector of length p + 1 containing the prediction errors from each iteration of the reverse Levinson-Durbin recursion: e(1) is the prediction error from the first-order model, e(2) is the prediction error from the second-order model, and so on.

These prediction error values form the diagonal of the matrix E in the UDU* decomposition of R−1.



[1] Kay, Steven M. Modern Spectral Estimation: Theory and Application. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall, 1988.

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Introduced before R2006a

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