# Questions tagged [correlation]

Correlation or Cross-Correlation is a measure of similarity of two waveforms as a function of a time-lag applied to one of them.

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### Doubt regarding Multivariate Alteration Detection(MAD) Algorithm for Change Detection in Hyperspectral Imaging

http://www2.imm.dtu.dk/pubdb/edoc/imm2420.pdf : This is the link to the pdf of the paper I was reading. Quoting the paper, "The MAD method finds differences between linear combinations of the ...
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### Self-correlation vs Digital frequency: figure from paper

In the paper, is discussed a MIMO-OFDM system over the frequency self-correlation of i.i.d. Rayleigh channels and subcarrier grouping. in this paper is shown the following figure. it shows the self-...
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### Spatial multiplexing MIMO, antenna critical spacing, antenna isolation

How does antenna isolation affect single user spatial multiplexing MIMO performance in an antenna array? Text books talk about a critical antenna spacing of 1/2 of the wavelength provided that the ...
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### Noise and harmonic elements w/in a discrete time signal

So I have a discrete-time signal with around 300 samples. It is part of an environmental science application, so is not-strictly periodic although there clearly are periodic components. I have applied ...
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### nature of output of the addition of white noise with colord noise

I want to know that the addition of a uncorrelated time series x with a correlated time series, say y generates a time series ...
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### Determine reflections from received signal

I have a reference signal $r(t)$ and the correlation between that reference signal and the received signal : $C_{XR}(\tau)$. The signal I receive contains reflections on walls. I have to build a ...
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### Finding dependence between two sparse signals

I am new to signal processing and would really appreciate your help. happy to provide more context/details. In my research, I have a system that has many sensors $X_1, \ldots, X_N$ and using this ...
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### Does this make sense for cross-correlation in frequency domain?

If I have a signal A at 2 kHz and signal B mixed at 2 kHz + 3kHz, and then i take the FFT of them both, and then cross-correlate them many times, the 3kHz peak should disappear? Since this peak is not ...
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### BER performance of fractional equalizers for colored noise

I am trying to compare the BER performance of fractional and symbol spaced equalizers for channel equalization in colored noise scenario. I have found from simulation that for positively correlated ...
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### Proving that FFT (and by extension any correlation based estimator) is unbiased

I have a pretty simple question which i should have been able to answer. Just wanted to check if people here have a better solution to it. I am trying to establish that FFT as a frequency estimator (...
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### convolve to differentiate black and white colors

a figure for instance of size 500*500 has half above part with black and below half white should result in a white line where the white meets the black (something like a single line at line 250 with ...
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### How does DCT decorrelate images?

I've read in multiple places that DCT decorrelates Toeplitz matrices and images usually have Toeplitz structure. Can you explain with an example how DCT decorrelates a Toeplitz matrix? Example for DFT:...
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### Comparing mechanical signals with different length

I couldn't find any solution for this that would work for me I'm working in python. I have two similar signals that I can plot Force x Angle. (problem simplified) One plot (angle x force) has length ...
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### How does Correlation for 1D Signals work?

On page 2 of the slide, I don't understand the example. Like $j$ and $s$ are both on the x-axis, what does j+s mean? The filter is $(f(ā1), f(0), f(1)) = (ā0.5, 0, 0.5)$. How can we use it? Could ...
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### Can somebody explain SDF and MACE to me?

I can't find any information on SDF and MACE save for a vague exert in Kinser's Image Operators books. Therefore I am dumbfounded. I can't understand what they do and what's their role in composite ...
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### Are ACF plots sufficient to detect white noise assuming probable existence of non linear associations?

ACF plots use autocorrelations tests to determine associations in time series. Autocorrelations, however, only measure linear associations. To my understanding, certain non-linear associations can ...
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### correlation matrix vs. correlation function?

Can someone help me understand the difference between a 1-dim autocorrelation function and a 2-dim autocorrelation matrix of a random process aka time series? My Leon-Garcia textbook defines CX(Ļ) and ...
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### Correlations of matrix

I have a matrix of 10 column, each column has measurements at different times. I have a second matrix also of 10 columns, each consisting of measurements at different times. I want to carry out cross ...
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### How to get the background noise of microphone?

I am working on the automatic volume control for television which should take care of background noise. For this, I need to first find out the background noise. I have read in research papers that we ...
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### Dependence of correlation peak height on GPS C/A signal's SNR, noise floor level (dBFS), correlation period length and ADC resolution

Assuming correlation at 2X the chip rate (2046 chips per period) and 500 Hz frequency search bins. There are probably additional variables here that I'm missing and I'm not sure how to quantify a ...
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### Detect orthogonal sequence with fading

For a set of $N$ orthogonal sequences $\textbf{A}^i = \{a_1^i,a_2^i,...,a_M^i\}, i =1 ..N$, the detection of these sequences can be done by calculating the inner product (dot product) of receive ...
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### What is the explanation for the inverse FFT of a cross-correlated signal being shifted by some amount in the time domain?

I created two signals in the time domain: signal A which is a square wave, and signal B which is a right-angled triangle wave, as shown in the picture below. I took the FFT of these signals, ...
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### How can I calculate time gap in different waves

I want, calculate the time gap between two signals .but that signal has frequently changed the frequency range. I want to combine with these two signal including phase shift I have a circuit for ...
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### convolution vs correlation? [duplicate]

What is difference between convolution and correlation?In simple words or in a nut shell? As far as i am able to study is that Convolution is a mathematical operation used to express the relation ...
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### How can I synchronize signal from an LED and TTL pulses better?

I would like to synchronize my video and voltage data using Python. (I obtain these data using Bonsai and Open Ephys for an open field exploration experiment.) I sent $150\text{ ms}$ long TTL pulses ...
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### How to verify if my cross-correlation algorithm works?

So I have a signal generator which can produce two separate signals. I use a spectrum analyzer to read these signals, and can interface with Python. I wrote a Python code which takes in these two ...
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### How to extract information about each constituent 'wave' of a signal?

I have a vector containing wind speeds sampled at 1Hz over ten minutes. I have applied a lowpass filter of 0.25Hz to get only the wind speeds I am interested in. I now want to use MATLAB to ...
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### Correlation Performed by Convolution

Background: The question here is related to images in particular and not signal/waveforms. I have been reading a lot of answers about the difference between convolution and correlation but I am stuck ...
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### How can I get better results from Phase Correlation

I am using Phase Correlation to register 3D data. There's a clear distinction in the y direction so the resulting shifts seem to be correct. But since there is a lot of similarity in the x direction ...
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### Understanding correlation in image processing using examples

I have been trying to understand the intuition behind the correlation. I understand from this guide that correlation is a way to detect a known waveform in a noisy background. I have seen from this SO ...
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### What is the time reversal convolution

Given a signal $r(t)$ which is a result of convolution between signal $x(t)$ and a channel $h(t)$ as below : $r(t) = h(t)*x(t);$ what I know, the time reversal convolution can be process as ...
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### Pearson correlation coefficient vs mutual information

I recently computed both the pearson coefficient and the mutual information of two time series as well as the corresponding error bars, and what I find out in the end is a significant level of ...
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### Are there methods to measure how the change in one signal will affect another signal?

I have two distinct signals and I would like to compute their correlation. However, I think that just computing the crosscorrelation does not work here, since the signals are from different sources ā ...
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### Decorrelation for Adaptive Feedback Cancellation: How does it work?

I am going through lecture slides on adaptive feedback cancellation right now, and several decorrelation measures are mentioned. As I understand, these are important in order to avoid a bias in filter ...
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### Find repeating sequences in audio file

I have a long audio file (12+ hours). I know that there are some unknown small (2 minutes each or thereabout, it varies) repeating (not bit by bit: it is recorded with a mic) chunks in it, repeating ...