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# Questions tagged [autocorrelation]

Autocorrelation is the cross-correlation of a signal with itself.

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### Zero-padding vs. nonzero-padding in computation of auto-correlation with FFT

Isn't the usual zero-padding in the computation of the auto-correlation function with FFT just one of many possible extrapolations of the original signal? If I have a measured signal which has good ...
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### Finding period of a square wave with varying sampling frequency

I have a square wave (0-1.8V) with a varying sampling frequency (from a circuit simulator). It is also not a perfect square wave (the high and low signal could be very close to but not precisely zero ...
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### Is there an algorithm for computing auto-correlation in a frame-based manner?

I am trying to find out if an algorithm similar to the Overlap-And-Add method that enables frame-based computation of convolution and cross-correlation exists. When I say frame-based computation I am ...
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### Pitch detection, YIN, pYIN

So here is the "seminal" YIN paper: Cheveigne A, Kawahara H. - YIN, a fundamental frequency estimator for speech and music and the new, improved probabilistic YIN: Mauch M, Dixon S. - PYIN: A ...
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### Interpreting Auto correlation results

I used xcorr function in Matlab to compute the autocorrelation of my signal. I obtained a graph, which is shown below. How to interpret this? I read that autocorrelation helps in finding the patterns ...
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### Co-prediction of signals

Is there any plausible method to estimate or predict one signal, on the basis of known value of another signal, provided the two signals bear a strong correlation? For instance, the audio amplitude ...
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### Can spectral density be a complex quantity?

I have a signal ($S(t)$) which is product of a Gaussian ($G(t)$) and a random phase function ($e^{i\theta(t)}$, here $\theta(t)$ is a random function), as shown below $S(t)=G(t).e^{i\theta(t)}$ If I ...
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### How to deduce the shape of autocorrelation graphically?

I'm asking for your help in understanding if I have a rectangular function, so the autocorrelation for it will be triangular... and I can prove that graphically but this is time-consuming especially ...
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### Synchronization with a specified sequence

I'm currently creating a project in Matlab where I'm simulating a communication, based on the SSB modulation, between a transmitter and a receiver. I've added a Barker sequence in the trasmitted ...
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### Null autocorrelation function and stationary

I can show that a process $X(t)$ is Wide Sense stationary (WSS) by showing that $E[X(t)]$ is constant and that its autocorrelation function is in function of $\tau=t_1-t_2$, that is, \$R_X(t+\tau,t)=...