Power spectral density. PSD shows the signal power distribution over the frequency.

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How do we find the Power Spectrum Density (PSD) and which data type is valid for that?

I want a simple explanation on how to find PSD and which type of data (in which units, I mean) can be used for doing so. If found similar interesting questions 1 & 2 and some on Mathworks, like ...
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Implementing Welch's method for Power Spectral Density

I want to implement Welch's method for PSD calculation in MATLAB. I do not want to use built in MATLAB cpsd function, such that I can change the FFT implementation ...
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Measuring amplitude of a spectral component

I'm trying to measure the amplitude of a spectral component in a signal. The component's frequency is always known beforehand. I take a given number of samples, apply the flattop window to reduce ...
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What could be causing these humps every 10 Hz on my PSD estimate data?

I am working with EEG recordings about 1,000,000 data pts long, recorded at 4,000 Hz. I'm generating PSD estimates for these recordings using the matlab "periodogram" function like so: ...
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Translating Bessel filter from python to C - odd behavior past the cutoff frequency

I recently translated the code from scipy.signal.bessel to C in order to implement a bessel filter in a piece of analysis ...
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How can i plot the power spectrum in terms of time history representation of a signal?

I have a signal and How to plot the power spectrum in terms of time history representation as shown in the below figure in MATLAB. and also i would like to plot the spectrogram as shown in the ...
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Finding the Amplitude of a Sinusoid in Noise

I'm trying to solve for the amplitude and frequency of a sinusoid embedded in zero-mean gaussian white noise. I am supplied a sample file of a 40000 element array. I first took the autocorrelation ...
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Power Spectral Density Via Rank 1 Update

I know that I can find the autocorrelation matrix of a series of finite length sequences via rank-1 updates using the relation: $\mathbf{R}[k] = \frac{1}{k}\mathbf{R}[k-1] + ...
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How to convert fft plot into PSD(Normalized) vs Freqeuncy (Hz)

I am trying to convert my fft signal into PSD(Normalized) vs Freqeuncy (Hz) but can't get it right. I want to get some thing like shown in the figure. I found these figures in the literature. How to ...
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How do I perform a spectral averaging? Amplitude spectral density

I haven't been doing much signal processing over the years and I'm wondering if my logic is sound. I'd appreciate any input. So, I have a data set with independent variable ($A$) in Frequency ...
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Why Fourier Transform doesn't show obvious periodicity?

I have a clearly 4Hz periodic signal (see image below). However when I apply a fourier transform, there is no peak at 4Hz. Also, when I do a power spectrum density (using Matlab's pwelch algorithm), ...
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Calculating the SNR from the power spectrum

I have a signal that is sampled at 20 Hz. It has almost stationary behavior, with a main frequency around 1.0-1.5 Hz. This frequency range is to be expected and is of interest for further processing. ...
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How to calculate the discrete power of a discrete signal?

If I have a time series defined by a series like $$ x = [a_1, a_2, a_3, ..., a_n] $$ for time from $t = 1$ to $t = n$ How can I get to the power of the signal in this form: $$ P_x = [p_1, p_2, p_3, ...
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Apply band pass filter (BPF) before calculating the power of a signal (PSD)?

From my understanding PSD tries to give a good estimation on the power each frequency attributes to the overall signal power. If I am only interested in a frequency range $(\omega_0 \leq \omega \leq ...
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Logaritmic amplitude squarewave

This morning i was experimenting with GNU Octave. I created several signals(Sine, Saw tooth, square wave and noise). After this i used the periodogram. in the periodogram the square wave weren't ...
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Correlation in DSBSC modulation

Suppose we have a DSBSC signal given by : $$s(t) = 10 \cos (2\pi f t + \phi ) \cdot m(t) $$ where carrier is random signal with phase ($\phi$) uniformly distributed in $[0,2\pi]$. ...
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Obtaining power spectral density without having knowledge about frequency bandwidth or sampling frequency of the signal in Matlab?

Is there a way to plot PSD of a signal which show true frequency amounts ( not normalized one) without having knowledge about frequency bandwidth or sampling frequency of the signal in matlab ?
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How do we calculate Power Spectrum Density (PSD) which is given in dB/Hz and not just dB?

I found many definitions for this quantity, PSD. In a document on signal analysis by National Instruments say that it is the amount of power in a unit bandwidth. Let's say P(f) is the power of the ...
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How to calculate the noise power for a non-stationary noise?

With stationary noise we have constant mean and variance (let's assume it is Gaussian noise). My first question is, how is the noise power calculated and how it is related to the variance? Now, I ...
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PSD scaling due to the windowing

I am struggling with the following problem for a while: If I have signal of duration N and I apply window (assume rectangular window) of size M < N how will this influence PSD of that signal after ...
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Conversion of FFT to PSD

I would like to convert FFT data which is set of 396 values for 396 frequencies (from 4Hz to 399Hz by 1Hz) in unit of g's (gravitational akcceleration) to PSD in unit of (g^2)/Hz, is it possible? ...
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Power spectral density vs. FFT bin magnitude

What's the difference between these? Both are measurements of some form of signal power, but surely there's some difference between the power they are measuring?
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Coherence vs. Magnitude Squared Coherence

currently I am writing my masther thesis. The theory part is about the turbulent wind field generation, where the coherence (not magnitude squared) is used: $$\text{coh}(f) = ...
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how to estimate the PSD using yule walker method in C++

I'm trying to estimate the PSD (in Yule-Walker method) from the FFT output in C++. First I convert the discrete signal in time domain to frequency domain using FFT. The FFT output contain the real ...
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Generate time-domain random signal from PSD

Given an analytical description of the PSD, for example (MATLAB "pseudocode"): ...
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Can I see from the PSD if a system is a LTI system?

I am studying the meaning of the power spectral density (PSD) and I am wondering whether I can see from the PSD of the input signal and output signal if a system is a LTI system?
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What is the best Algorithm to estimate the frequency for Almost-Periodic Data or complex periodic data?

I’ve got what it looks like a periodic signal but the periods seem not equally repeated, I want to estimate the PSD, particularly I need to obtain the dominant frequency of this data. I’ve estimated ...
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Welch's Overlapped Method

I am measuring wind speed using a number of different anemometers. These anemometers are placed on a structure which exhibits sinusoidal motion. Thus, the signal of the anemometers contains both the ...
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What is the best method to estimate the frequency(PSD) for noise signal

I’ve been trying to estimate the frequency of a signal I obtained at 1000Hz sampling frequency. The dominant frequency is expected to be not more than 4 or 5 Hz. I’ve estimated the PSD using ...
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Can uneven sampled points generate valid PSD and spectrogram?

My recording device samples signal at 100 Hz. At each sampling point, it generates 512 values (I assume due to non-ideal impulse in practice, so each impulse is actually a window with certain width ...
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Effect of number of data segments in Periodogram-based PSD

In Welch or Bartlett method, original signal is divided into L segments, of D overlapping (D=0 in Bartlett method). Then FFT is done for each segment, and the result is the average of all segments' ...
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Is the periodogram squared-magnitude DFT or squared-average DFT?

How is the periodogram defined? I have been searching the internet a lot, and I find two different definitions: periodogram is the squared magnitude of the DFT periodogram is the squared average of ...
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What's the number of data points in a Welch-based PSD?

In Welch periodogram Power Spectral Density estimate, we devide the N-long signal into K segments, each of length L with overlapping D, such that N=L+(K-1)*D. In this paper, just above eqn (7), the ...
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Calculating the Power spectral density

I've already asked this question on SO, but didn't get an answer, I tqake a shot here. I am trying to get the PSD of a real data set by making use of fftw3 ...
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Will using window in Welch's method introduce artificial peak in estimated PSD?

I'd like to estimate the power spectral density of the signal attached here, the sampling rate is 100 Hz. If I don't do windowing (i.e., use boxcar window), the result seems to be a simple $1/f^2$ ...
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PSD estimate using FFT - scaling and units

I know that similar questions have already been asked – I have read the answers, yet I am still not sure if I understand the topic properly at some points. I want to use FFT to calculate PSD ...
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Importance of phase of time-series for PSD

I have $m$ complex-valued time-series $z_m(t_n)$, which I am currently analyzing. I started by calculating their PSDs and CSDs. These exhibit an unexpected peak at a given frequency, which is present ...
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Only random signal has PSD?

I heard from someone online who said: "Only random signal has PSD, determinate signal does not have. For example, period signal does not have PSD." I am very astonishing about this statement, but it ...
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What can we deduce about variance when we are given the noise spectral density?

Given the noise spectral density ${N_0\over 2} = a$, what can be deduced about the variance? In the case of a two-symbol canal(/cable), and when $T_0 = 1$. Is it that, $\sigma_X^2 = {N_0 \over 2} ...
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PSD of a 100 1kB packets with equally probable 1s and 0s

SO i have to calculate the PSD of mentioned input. here is my code. (every little thing written wholly and solely by myself) ...
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PSD - Is this formula correct?

Trying to understand whether or not I am calculating the PSD correctly. Below is the equation that I am using: $$ PSD_{rms}(f_{m} = m \cdot f_{res}) = \frac{PS_{rms} }{ENBW} = \frac{2 \cdot \left | ...
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PSD - Correct Formula for removing Noise

Ok, so finally some things are making sense. I'm trying to scale the results, which I have done by the following equation: $$ PS_{rms} = \frac{2 \cdot \left |y ...
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PSD - Spectrum analysis

Could someone tell me where it is that I might be going wrong with the following problem? Ok, so I'm computing a spectrogram, and, trying to return the PDS of the signal (to show where the signal ...
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Power Spectral Density estimate (PSD)

I'm trying to understand PSD, and, it's functions. So far I have carried out the following: Segmented a signal with NFFT = 256 and ...
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How to properly express periodogram over analog frequency?

Assume a signal $x[n]$ with $N$ samples and its $N$-point FFT $X[k]$. Assume also the simplest power spectral density estimator: $$ S_x[k] = \frac{\left| X[k] \right|^2}{N} $$ With this estimator, ...
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Downsampling a PSD that was generated by zero-padding - worth it?

Let us say we have a signal $y(k)$ that is of length $K$. I can compute its PSD, also of length $K$. Let us say that this length was not good for finding peaks, so I computed a PSD that was of length ...
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Wavelet Transfrom + Power Spectral Density (using Matlab)

I don't have background knowledge about signal processing before and new at Matlab too. I have EEG data (with noise removed) 1x128; sampling rate = 128 Hz, It's means that I have 1 sec. data right? ...
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Why the RMS of a PSD curve is the root of the area below

I will try to explain what is my level of understanding of this problem, please correct me if I'm wrong: RMS is the Root Mean Square, it represent the mean value of the input signal. PSD is the ...
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Fourier transform of Autocorrelation function, what am I missing here? (Power spectrum)

Given this problem I know that the autcorrelation and power spectrum are fourier pairs, so when taking taking fourier transform of Rxx, one should end up with Sxx However, when I take the ...
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In Search of Voice Activity Detection Algorithms - What happens to the frequency or pitch or speech features as speaker moves away from microphone

Actually i am in search of a Voice Activity Detection Algorithm which could distinguish between voice and non-voice Roughly speaking it must not detect even a bullet sound,even a foot stepping and ...