# Questions tagged [autocorrelation]

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

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### Autocorrelation matrix derivation

Hi I am trying to derive the autocorrelation matrix and I am unsure about how exactly it works. I can see that the $4\times 1$ matrices result in the Hermitiain and Toeplitz matrix? Surely the only ...
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### Normalized autocorrelation of a sum of two signals

I obtained the autocorrelation function of a sum of two signals: as but I want to know what is the normalized autocorrelation of above equation?
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### Event detection in a running person's acceleration data

I am trying to detect some events on this signal : This is the acceleration of someone running. By eyes we can detect many blocs, sometimes separated by a little interval. I would like to be able to ...
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### Could there be any reason to prefer convolution-based calculation of autocorrelation?

Theoretically both of ways of calculating autocorrelation function are identical: strightforward convolution and Fourier-based method where we use FFT/iFFT in practice. And as it is well known, the ...
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### What does the frequency axis of a Power Spectral Density mean?

I have never really understood what the frequency axis meant when we plot the Power Spectral Density(PSD). Does it correspond to frequency as we get after we take the Fourier Transform of a time ...
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### Finding the fundamental frequency from Autocorrelated data

I'm writing an app in which I need to find the fundamental frequency of a note produced by a trombone. To do this I'm taking the FFT of audio data from a microphone and then using autocorrelation code ...
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### Where does the delta function come from if we derive autocorrelation directly?

I am reading a book "Creating Noise" written by Hollos & Hollos and have a question about the autocorrelation function of the Gaussain white noise when reading the following passage: From the ...
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### Golay complementary sequences in 802.11ad

The Golay complementary sequences consist of two sequences of the same length $N$ such that there acyclic autocorrelation sequences have sidelobes equal in magnitude but opposite in sign. So, when the ...
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### Decorrelating Stationary Colored Gaussian Noise — Effect On The Desired Signal

So given stationary colored gaussian noise $\mathbf{n}$, I know that I can decorrelate it by first finding it's autocorrelation $R_{nn}$ and performing $R^{-\frac{1}{2}}_{nn} \mathbf{n}$. In ...
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### Determining the fundamental frequency/pitch of a note

What I am trying to achieve is getting the fundamental frequency of a note played by an instrument. What I have already done is performing an FFT on a samples of audio file, and here's what I get: ...
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### Evaluation of Autocorrelation and Power Spectral Density of white noise through a filter

So say there's a filter with an impulse response of $h(t) = (0.8)^t u(t)$. I'd like to pass white noise through this and figure out the autocorrelation and power spectral density of the output. I'm ...
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### Autocorrelation question

I am trying to get an understanding of autocorrelation and I am having some issues with trying to understand the process. I have a Bernoulli process called $X[t]$. In this process, $P(X[t] = 1) = p$ ...