Graph filters are one of the core tools in graph signal processing. A central aspect of them is their direct distributed implementation. However, the filtering performance is often traded with distributed communication and computational savings. To improve this tradeoff, this paper generalizes state-of-the-art distributed graph filters to filters where every node weights the signal of its neighbors with different values while keeping the aggregation operation linear. This new implementation, labeled as edge-variant graph filter, yields a significant reduction in terms of communication rounds while preserving the approximation accuracy. In addition, we characterize a subset of shift-invariant graph filters that can be described with edge-variant recursions. By using a low-dimensional parameterization, these shift-invariant filters provide new insights in approximating linear graph spectral operators through the succession and composition of local operators, i.e., fixed support matrices. A set of numerical results shows the benefits of the edge-variant graph filters over current methods and illustrates their potential to a wider range of applications than graph filtering.
- distributed beamforming
- distributed signal processing
- edge-variant graph filters
- graph filters
- graph signal processing