We introduce a general framework for the log-time sampling of continuous-time signals. We define the zeta transform based on the log-time sampling scheme, where the signal x(t) is sampled at time instants tn = T log n, n = 1,2,....The zeta transform of the log-time sampled signals can be described by a linear combination of Riemann zeta function, which firmly joins the log-time sampling process to the number theory. The instantaneous sampling frequency of the log-sampled signal equals ƒn = n/T, n=1,2,..., i.e. it increases linearly with the sampling number. We describe the properties of the log-sampled signals and discuss several applications in nonuniform sampling schemes.
- Zeta Function