Transfer function is a mathematical representation of relationship between input and output (signal) of a linear, time-invariant system.

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Parameter identification for PI controller

I have a PI temperature controller being used in experiments, which I am also trying to simulate. However, using the proportional gain and integral time as used in the experiments gives different ...
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Input/output for buck-boost converter controller implemented with FPGA

I'm not sure if this question is appropriate for DSP as I'm new to StackExchange, but I think it could be related. I am trying to implement a voltage controller for a buck-boost converter using FPGA. ...
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How to calculate the step response and transfer function

The output system is: $x(t)$ -->(S)--> $y(t) = \int_{-\infty}^{t}x(\tau) d\tau$ I am still not sure whether my work is correct, please some one advise me. I know that a step response is the ...
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Calculating the product of discrete transfer functions

I'm trying to construct a higher order IIR from a biquad cascade, I know this is generally frowned upon, but it's necessary as the coefficients will be embedded into a larger formula used in a FDTD ...
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What are the figures of merit/ performance measurements I can use for deconvolution?

I'm currently performing deconvolution on a bunch of 2D slices of fluorescent beads using MATLAB. Now I want to measure the performance of different deconvolution methods on the filtering of the ...
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Relationship between the Real and Imaginary parts of a LTI causal system

Prelude I am writing an elaborate text on the relationship between the real and imaginary parts of a LTI causal system and how stability, causality and analyticity imposes various constraints on its ...
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Determining type of filter given its equation

Given a general filter equation, how can one tell the type of filter that the same equation represents? Meaning how can I know if the filter is Low/High/Band Pass etc...? For example, the following ...
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DFT/FFT Transfer function

I want play and record a sine sweep. When i have both signals the recorded one and the send one i can create a Transferfunction. That is what i know so far. $$ H_0 = \frac{OUT}{IN} = \frac{Y}{X} $$ ...
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Question regarding transfer functions and prerequsities for finding the real impulse response

The transfer function of a system is given by: $$\large H(s) = \huge \frac{V_{out}(s)}{V_{in}(s)}$$ In digital domain the principle is of course the same, just replace laplace transform with ...
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Response of a system to a step function (heaviside)

I'd like to compute the response to a step function of a electrical/thermal system. Generally I can "easily" compute the transfer function $H$: $$H(\omega) = \frac{V_{out}(\omega)}{V_{in}(\omega)}$$ ...
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What is the transfer function of this block diagram

I and my friend have different answer for this block diagram Mine: $$y[n] = -\frac23x[n] + x[n-1] -\frac12[n-2]$$ Hence $$H(z) = \frac{1}{-\frac23 + z^{-1} -\frac12z^{-2}}$$ My friend: ...
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How frequency response related to a transfer function

Can anyone explain how frequency response related to a transfer function?
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Can I use Fourier transforms instead of Laplace transforms (analyzing RC circuit)?

I don't study electrical engineering or something related but I was assigned a problem on transfer functions, impulse responses, and in general, everything related to this post. (Specifically, I'm ...
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Effect of sampling frequency on DFT?

I don't get it. I have the following form of the DFT: $$ Y_N(e^{j\omega_n})=\sum_{k=1}^{N-1}y(k)e^{j\omega_n k}\quad\omega_n=\frac{2\pi n}{N}\quad n=0,1,...,N-1 $$ But this assumes that the sampling ...
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Calculating frequency and damping ratio from transfer function given eigenvalues

I have the following standard transfer function for a damped linear oscillator: $$G(s) = \dfrac{\omega_0^2}{s^2 + 2\zeta\omega_0s + \omega_0^2}$$ Now I have two eigen values at locations $-100 \pm ...
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Finding minimum-phase/allpass of transfer function

I am trying to find the minimum-phase system of the transfer function $H(z) = \frac{2 + 3.125z^{-2}}{1-0.9z^{-1}+0.81z^{-2}}$. I know I need to find and remove the allpass (basically reflect the two ...
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How can the order of a transfer function be derived from its equivalent state space representation?

Suppose I have a discrete state space model: $\begin{eqnarray*} \theta[k+1] &=& A \theta[k] + B u[k]\\ y[k] &=& C \theta[k] \end{eqnarray*}$ I know that the equivalent transfer ...
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transform function with non-linearity

I'm a newbie to Signal Processing - my apologies if this question is too obvious (I'm a financial trader trying to use DSP techniques). For a linear filter: $y[n] = (1-p) x[n]+p y[n-1]$ we can the ...
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Matlab's invfreqs won't fit at low frequencies

I'm wondering of anyone can explain why invfreqs() is unable to fit a polynomial to the data in the image below. The red line is the measured frequency response of an analog system. I should mention ...
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What am I doing wrong?-Bode plots to get transfer function

I've noticed a couple of similar questions which haven't been answered such as: derivation of Transfer Function from bode plot Anyway, I thought I would ask since it hasn't been answered. So as I ...
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Transfer function estimation from logarithmic sweep frequency response data

I have complex frequency response data (of an analog system) in the range of 100 Hz to 100 GHz, and it is sampled in frequency with logarithmic spacing. I would like to be able to turn this into a ...
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Deconvolution using response to an Heaviside

I'm measuring a "charge" signal in function of time from an amplifier. Here is a measured signal (x-axis is the time in some arbitrary units, y-axis is the charge in ADU): I would like to get the ...
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Spectral Factorization of Magnitude Squared IIR

Taking an IIR: $$ H(z) = \frac {A(z)} {B(z)} = \frac {\sum_{n=0}^{N} a_nz^{-n}} {\sum_{m=0}^{M} a_mz^{-m}} \qquad z=e^{iw} $$ The magnitude squared of the numerator $A(z)$ (the maths of the ...
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derivation of Transfer Function from bode plot

I have some data from a device described in frequency domain (an accelerometer (second-order oscillator) plus a low-pass filter (in cascade)). I sketched the bode plot in Matlab. I must find their ...
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Why eigen values and poles of a system are equivalent?

In control systems engineering, the stability of a system (modeled in the form of Transfer Function) is determined by the poles of the system in the right or left hand sides. When the model is ...
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Why does the impulse response determine the transfer function of a system? [closed]

why does it describe the transfer function.. How come? Especially for LTI systems. I thinking about the theory about how come an impulse input can provide information about a complete system.. As it ...
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Phase plot in Bode Diagrams

I'm studying the transfer function of an aircraft that relates the pitch angle, $\theta$, with the horizontal stabilizer angle, $\delta$. $$ H(s) = \dfrac{\theta (s)}{\delta (s)}$$ I have computed ...
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Forecasting with ARMA models, from a filter point of view

ARMA models are afaik just filters with transfer function $ {MA(z) \over AR(z)} \equiv {FIR(z) \over IIR(z)} $ . However forecasters of stock prices, market trends ... seem to be mainly ...
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input output read/write frequency

I am trying to identify a system based on input/output response and thereby estimate a transfer function. I generated a frequency sweep function in Mathematica which gives me the discrete values of a ...
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Convert low pass continuous time filter design to bandpass, discrete time

I am trying to convert the continuous time transfer function of a second order lowpass Butterworth filter is given by: To a bandpass fourth order bandpass digital filter, I first apply the mapping ...
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Transfer function of double exponential smoothing?

Double exponential smoothing a.k.a. Holt-Winters smoothing tracks level and trend of a time series in coupled IIRs: $\qquad$ In: $Y_t$, t = 0 1 2 ... $\qquad$ State: $L_t, T_t \quad$ -- level and ...
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transfer function of wiener filter

I am trying to understand the function of a Wiener filter. I get that the Wiener filter minimizes the mean square error between the estimated random process and the desired process. Does this mean ...
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Transfer function block diagram

Can any one help with the $y[n]$ and $x[n]$ relationship in this block diagram, I just keep have a $t[n]$ in my answer that I can't get rid off. On my best try I got to $y[n] = ...
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How to compute magnitude and phase response from transfer function in Z-domain?

I have a transfer function $$H(z)=\frac{1+1.2z^{-1}+0.8z^{z^-2}}{1-0.9z^{-1}}$$ from which I'm supposed to sketch the magnitude and phase response. I know that you can transform $z=e^{j\omega}$ to get ...
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Transformation of coordinate set

I have a problem in which i have a video that was taken from the side of the subject, something like this and i need to transform the coordinates of the subject to be as if the photo was taken from ...
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Calculation frequency response of digital filter with known structure

Short question What are main stages (steps) of calculation frequency response of digital filter by their structure? Detailed question Let suppose that there is discrete FIR filter with known ...
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What is the transfer function $H_{xy}$ of this flow graph?

I am trying to get transfer function $H_{xy}$ from this graph. I managed to get the other one but I am struggling with this one. Any help or guidance? Thank you
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How to find transfer function looking bode plot

I have some Bode plot (only in amplitude) as these: Now, I must to find their transfer functions, in particular the exact value of their zeros and poles. It is clear that their are a low pass ...
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Obtain transfer function from signal flow graph

I have a pretty complex signal flow graph with all the blocks and the branches completely describing an analog filter, in the Laplace complex variable s. The signal $X(s)$ is the input and $Y(s)$ is ...
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Solving simple transfer function

I was hoping that you can help me understand how to find poles and zeros in this transfer function. $$ H(s)=\frac{1}{(s-s_{\alpha1})(s-s_{\alpha2})} $$ I know that this function does not have any ...
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Do Causal Discrete-time systems have proper transfer functions?

In the case of continuous-time systems, if the system is causal, its Laplace transfer function is strictly proper (the degree of the numerator is less than the degree of the denominator). Is this ...
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For a standard second order transfer function, what is the equivalent time domain significance of $\zeta>0.707$?

In frequency domain $\zeta>0.707$ implies no resonant peak in frequency response. But I am unable to correlate what is the exact time domain effect of this? If $\zeta=0.707$ acts like an ...
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How to compute transfer function (Frequency Response Function) from experimental data

I have a set of data, in the freqeuncy domain, corresponding to a structural test. I have amplitude, phase and frequency for both the measured output and the input signal (accelerations are measured ...
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How to find roll-off from its transfer function equation?

I want to find roll-off (unit dB/decade) of highpass filter $H(z) = 1 - a \cdot z^{-1}$. I derived magnitude response to be $1+a^2 - 2a\cdot \cos(\omega)$ To find out roll-off factor from above ...
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Why is my discretized transfer function unstable when my discretized state-space model is stable?

I am working with a 30-state, 14-input linear model that is described by a state-space model: model_state_space = ss(A, B, C, D); The model is extremely slow (it ...
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Biquad Filter Transfer Function Frequency Response

$H(z) = G\cdot\displaystyle\frac{2b_0\left(1-z^{-2}\right)}{1-2a_1z^{-1}-2a_2z^{-2}} + 1$ I have a data sheet with the above transfer function, I need to calculate its frequency response in code. I ...
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Does instability make an otherwise LTI system nonlinear (or time-variant)?

I am spinning this question off from the question from johnny. Matt L. and I have had directly opposite conclusions to johnny's question. I want to decouple the question from issues of causality and ...
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Gonzalez question solution

If I have the histogram of an input image as Gaussian probability density function of the form: $$P_r(r)=\dfrac{1}{\sqrt{2\pi}\sigma}e^{-\dfrac{(r-\mu)^2}{2\sigma^2}} $$ where: $\mu$ and $\sigma$ ...
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Equivalence of FFT and PSD based output based on the Frequency Response Function

Correct me please if I am wrong... I have just started working in the domain of signal processing using the Fourier Transform ($\mathbf{FFT}$) and Power Spectral Density ($\mathbf{PSD}$). I am trying ...
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Hardware Transfer Function Estimation

Suppose you have the ability to inject any arbitrary waveform into a piece of analog rf hardware and collect and digitize the output for analysis. If you wanted to characterize/estimate the transfer ...