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

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How to preprocess such signals?

I am interested in denoising accerelation measurements, recorded in ambient vibration tests. Such tests consist in recording the vibrations of a mechanical structure, say a table for example. So say I ...
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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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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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Finding phase of fundamental from autocorrelation

I have some code, shown below that I have been using to find the fundamental of a guitar string. After this function is called, I go thru the real buffer and find the peak, whose location gives me ...
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Determining the autocorrelation sequence from an AR model

I have the following equation: $$x(n)=\frac{14}{24}x(n-1)+\frac{9}{24}x(n-2)-\frac{1}{24}x(n-3)+w(n)$$ where, $w(n)$ is a stationary white noise process with variance $\sigma^2_w$ Now, I want to ...
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Multiplication of two noise

I have a question on the multiplication of two noise. Suppose I have two noise $n_1[n]$ and $n_2[n]$. I only know their power spectral density $N_1[k]$ and $N_2[k]$. How can I get $N_3[k]$, where $...
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How do I interpret these autocorrelograms?

Hello signal processing wizards. I am young and feeble, and would like some help interpreting my spike-train autocorrelograms of six isolated neurons. These histograms were created using the code ...
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hamming window for LPC

I am working on a library for generating LPC for speech synthesis. I am currently using a hamming window for the spectral analysis which goes in 200ms blocks over the signal, and does the a-to-k ...
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Detecting two changing inharmonic pitches

I have a recording of a newer type of siren that uses two pitches sliding back and forth in time. I want to be able to detect both of the pitches simultaneously or overlapping at short intervals. ...
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Autocorrelation Lag In Seconds Explanation?

I am using a MatLab audio feature extraction toolbox (MIRToolbox), and I am in the process of cross correlating an onset curve (envelope). I am aware of what the lag means when using Matlab's ...
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Concepts Surrounding First Two Samples in Difference Equation

I'm attempting to construct a difference equation in matlab for the function u(n) and find the auto-correlation matrix R. I'm following the technique as is defined by my text below: The system I'm ...
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Length and spacing autocorrelation with FFT

I have calculated, with FFT and A-FFT, the autocorrelation of a discrete signal (coming from an integration) with spacing $\Delta T$ composed by $N$ samples padded to $2N$ with zeroes. What is the ...
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what kind of information we can get if the auto-correlation for an image is a ring or two rings?

I did the auto-correlation for an image by Mathematica. The auto-correlation function shows rings as follow..I am sorry that I can not attach the original image here. From the following auto-...
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why is the plot of the PSD of this autocorrelation function oscillating?

I was doing an exercise trying to compute the PSD of the following discrete autocorrelation function: \begin{equation} r_x(m) =(1/2)^{|m|} \end{equation} In this simple matlab code that I came up ...
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regarding autocorrelation and derivation of original signal

$$r_x(t)=\begin{cases} 2-2t ,& 0 \le t \le 1\\ 2+2t ,& -1 \le t \le 0 \end{cases}$$ So how do I get original $x(t)$ from this? I tried integrating the equations, and the value I got was ...
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Auto/cross correlation of a cosine in the context of an adaptive beamformer

I am currently reading chapter 13 of 'Adaptive Signal Processing' by Widrow and Stearns, so if anyone happens to have a copy of the book to hand it could be helpful. I am reading the chapter on "...
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Autocorrelation and FFT : avoid zero-padding

Some posts evocate the computation of convolution or cross-correlation using FFT and zero-padding the temporal signal. I want to compute the autocorrelation of a 3D array using FFTW (2 dimensions are ...
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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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Reliable peak picking algorithm?

I've written an application that estimates pitch based on autocorrelation function. I did peak picking by comparing vector values to determine whether the central one is a peak or not, but this method ...
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Autocorrelation Function and Power Spectrum

My aim is to determine the power spectrum of a signal of finite duration using Its autocorrelation function Performing FFT directly on the time-domain data The function is defined as follows in the ...
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Convolution sum vs auto-correlation problem

I had an exam one of these days and one of the questions was: "Knowing that an auto-correlation estimator of a sinal x[n] could be defined by: $$ R_{xx}[k] = \sum_{n=-\infty}^{+\infty}h[n].x[n+k] , ...
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Transfering the concept of time delay to image processing

I've just come across a paper that interrelates the covariance matrix of time discrete signals to their autocorrelation function (or a time-delay, respectively), i.e. $$\mathbf{C} = E\{\mathbf{x}\left(...
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The explanation of $|R_{XY}(\tau)| \le \sqrt{R_{XX}(0)R_{YY}(0)}$

If i said the explanation of $|R_{XX}(\tau)| \le R_{XX}(0)$ is that in the time domain,any signal wave are the same as itself when it doesn't shift.Then what is the explanation of $|R_{XY}(\tau)| \le ...
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AutoCorrelation Matrix vs Covariance Matrix for the MUSIC Algorithm [closed]

What is the difference between an autocovariance matrix and autocorrelation matrix?
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Autocorrelation function

For what signal applies, that its autocorrelation function at point $0$ is zero, i.e. $R_f(0) = 0\ ?$ I know that autocorrelation is (RootMeanSquare)^2 and for $R_f(0)$ this equals: $$ R_f(0) = \frac{...
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Derivation of PSD of sampled bandlimited random process

When a bandlimited random process whose PSD \begin{equation} S(\omega) = \begin{cases} \frac{N_0}{2} & -10B<\omega<10B\\[2ex] 0 & \text{otherwise.} \end{cases} \end{equation} is ...
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Get a power spectral density from real random data

I am using real data of wind, which is a random one to get the power spectral density of these values. How can I do to get this PSD in matlab, and Can I get an analytical expression for this psd. ...
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Correlation : Cross correlation why we need to multiply the samples

I understand what books states about cross-correlation of signals and their mathematical representation: For continuous functions f and g, the cross-correlation is defined as: $(f \star g)(\tau)\ \...
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How to implement Cross Spectral Density [duplicate]

I am writing a program to compute the cross spectral density of an image, and a template image, which is the image I am trying to find in other image. Reading wiki1,wiki2,wiki3 from wikipedia, and ...
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Correlation using fft and xcorr and plot both answers (Matlab) [closed]

I am trying to calculate autocorrelation using fft and xcorr and plot the grafhic with both cases. ...
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Noise and AutoCorrelation Function

I would like to find a way to identify whether some components of a signal I have are "noise components" or not. Given the fact that the (normalized) autocorrelation function of white noise is a ...