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The normalized cross-correlation of two signals

I wanted to calculate the normalized cross-correlation function of two signals. I use the command ...
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Strange behavior in fixed-point FFT

This is a problem I encountered some time ago while doing my thesis, which still now, I am not sure to understand. By then, I was implementing the circular correlation in an FPGA using this Xilinx FFT ...
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Variance of circular vector correlation

Say I have two zero-mean vectors, with a size of N and the translation between them is k. Say the image signal std is $\sigma_s$ and the noise std is given by $\sigma_n$. What is the variance of the ...
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Comparing similarity of two simultaneously recorded EEGs in freq domain

I have two EEG signals that are simultaneously recorded during the night (sleep). Imagine one device recorded from channel F4 and the other from Fp2. Now I would like to check the similarity of these ...
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SVD vs matched filter

Reading about singular value decomposition (SVD) in the context of signal processing applications, one can separate the signal from the noise into orthogonal subspaces. On the surface this sounds like ...
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Fast calculation of normalization factor for normalized cross correlation

There has been a number of posts here I've browsed through that explain implementations of normalized cross-correlation in Python. One such implementation that is frequently cited is found below. <...
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Interpreting the cross correlation results

I am new to this forum. I am just trying to understand how to calculate delay (in terms of samples) between two signals using cross-correlation function. I wrote a small Matlab code in order to ...
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Why does the addition of noise improve coherence between two signals?

Taking a simple example of the coherence between two signals, each composed of two sinusoids of frequency 100 and 200 Hz, I expect the coherence to show two peaks in the spectrum located at precisely ...
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Matlab: xcorr: Having trouble when I try to calculate delay between two sinusoids

I have a problem when I try to use Matlab built-in function for cross-correlation 'xcorr'. Background: I created two sinusoids, one of them delayed in time. I choose center frequencies of these ...
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aperiodic auto correlation properties

I'm reading about PSC (primary synchronization code) in UMTS. It is a so-called Golay sequence. It is said it has a good aperiodic auto correlation properties. What does it mean (in terms of aperiodic)...
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Calculating the bit period

I want to calculate the bit period in my RF packets that I transmit them with 50Kbaud (Symbol rate=bit rate in my case) , how can I calculate the bit period?
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Spectral analysis of a cross correlation function [duplicate]

So it's widely known that the Cross Correlation of 2 signals helps us in figuring out the time delay in those signals by analyzing the peak of the correlation coefficient in the time domain. For ...
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Probability of similarity for two random white noises

I'm looking for the method to calculate theoretical similarity of two random noises $x$ and $y$ with mean $0$ and standard deviation $1$, I've got also $12500$ samples of signal, sampled $2.5$ Ga/s. ...
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Cross-correlation with SDPSK modulation

I'm trying to detect a sync word in a signal using Symmetrical Differential PSK (bit 0 = +90° phase, bit 1 = -90° phase). Given the signal is encoded in the phase difference between two symbols, the ...
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Get the lag of a signal with respect to the other with cross correlation

I have 2 vector of length 20 each. The first 15 entries of $a$ are exactly the same as the last 15 entries of $b$. There is random noise in the 5 last entries of $a$ as well as the 5 first entries of $...
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Instantaneous frequency, PLLs, frequency mixing, cross-correlation and the cross-correlation matrix

This is as much a request for comment and critique as anything else. I am looking at tracking how a system perturbs an input that is a (real) sinoid of varying frequency. ...
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Clipping cross correlation peak range in noisy signal

The result of a cross-correlating a signal of deltas (period N) with a signal of white noise that's containing a periodic signal (of period N, Length and Position) is plotted in the image. I want to ...
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Cross Correlation of output with input is equivalent to impulse response of a large bandwidth input (LTI System)?

What is the practical way to found the impulse response of a system ? As impulse function has a very large amplitude at zero time (analog signal). So the cross corelation of output of a large ...
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Cross correlation and cross power spectrum for signal + noise

Quick question about my understanding of cross correlations and cross spectral densities. Let $C_{ab}$ be the cross correlation between the signals $a$ and $b$, i.e., $C_{ab}(\tau) = \langle a(t)b(t+\...
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Correlation of discrete time periodic sequences

So I was reading this textbook - Digital Signal Processing by Proakis and Manolakis. The authors define the cross-correlation operation for 2 energy signals $x(n)$ and $y(n)$ in section 2.6.1 as: $$ ...
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Why Convolve instead of Cross-Correlate for Detection of Known Signal?

I am reading a journal on optimal signal detection by mobile sensor. It is mentioned: How should we plan to robots’ motion in order to maximize the detection probability? Assuming the source emits ...
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Increasing samples per symbol degrades correlation between signals

I am trying to implement a simple pseudo-noise (PN) ranging simulation. I have used this GNU Radio example, and I have adapted it a bit to suit my needs. Here is a screenshot of my flowchart: The ...
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CDMA scheme that preserves constant envelope (NRZ/ASK shape)

(This is a followup question to Is this a "valid" CDMA modulation?) Is it possible to find a CDMA scheme in which the receiver can only have a simple slicer? In other words, for the ...
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Is this a “valid” CDMA modulation?

I am banging my head against (specific aspects of) CDMA for a few days. At the basic level I am confused about the interrelation between implementations that are modeled as mixing and fully digital ...
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Calculating PSD, Cross PSD by using FFT outputs

I am having the FFT results of two distinct voice signals. Let's say the FFT results of these two signals are of the form (a+ib) and (c+id). Now, I want to calculate the PSD of each signal and also ...
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Calculating Cross Power Spectral density between two complex signals

I have a small misunderstanding of cross power spectral density between two complex signals. I know that it is the Fourier transform of cross correlation between two signals. Let's say the complex ...
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Cross Correlation Matrix

In my group, we have developed an algorithm which shows abstract information from quantum mechanical systems as images. This way, given a quantum system, we obtain an associated image which has the ...
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Ambiguous results of phase correlation in pattern recognition

We are using phase correlation to find pattern on image and what we get is 15% of results is spurious. Ours pattern has 32x32 pixels and image for research has 32x512 pixels. So we put Pattern to ...
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Detecting a frequency pattern in the frequency domain

I am looking to detect a combination of frequencies in the frequency domain. For example, here is my spectrum: And I'm trying to detect the pilot tone. I have the FFT of the pilot tone: which zoomed ...
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Time Alignment of 2 Sensors Sampling the Same Signal with Different Hardware Delays

I have two radios sampling simultaneously, and I am trying to time-align their two signals (they will always start sampling at slightly different times with random delays due to hardware differences). ...
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False negative probability of cross-correlation

Suppose $D$ is a string of length $L$ where its values are uniformly distributed in $[-a,a]$. Also, all values of $D$ are independent (i.i.d). $X$ is a noisy version of $D$ in this way: $X=D+N$ where ...
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How to find correlation between two signals regarding peaks?

In a super-resolution task, I try to predict the higher frequencies of a signal. X low-resolution (lr) is my input and Y high-resolution (hr) is the target. Where X contains only frequencies till 2 ...
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How to Find Shift Between Two Signals with Cross Correlation?

I have calculated the cross-correlation function between to waveforms. I would like to find the shift between the two waveforms from the peak of the cross-correlation function. I am not really sure ...
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Difference Between Correlation / Convolution and Matrix Multiplication

Can anyone please clarify the difference between correlation/convolution and matrix multiplication? As I thought either convolution or correlation is similar to matrix multiplication. I read this ...
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Why Cross-correlation work better than Generalized Cross-correlation GCC-PHAT in MATLAB?

Fs = 192000; t = 0:1/Fs:(0.01-(1/Fs)); F1 = 10000; x = 1*sin(2*pi*t*F1); nSamplesGausswin = length(t); w = (gausswin(nSamplesGausswin))'; s = w .* x; this is ...
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GCC-PHAT for Multiple Sound Sources

Can GCC-PHAT be used to detect multiple time-delays (that is, having multiple acoustic sources simultaneously)? The documentation for the gccphat(sig,refsig) ...
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Convolution v.s. Cross Correlation in Digital Image Processing

I understand that from mathematical point of view, only difference between Convolution and Cross Correlation is that Convolution is commutative, while Cross Correlation is not. In many articles ...
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How to reliably compute the group delay of a comb filter

I applied the following FIR comb filter in real-time: y[n]=x[n]-x[n-40] Since this is an FIR, the group delay is D=(N-1)/2=20 samples. After applying the filter ...
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Why are the Fourier transforms of autocorrelation and cross-correlation different?

I'm almost definitely misunderstanding this, but as far as I can tell we can equate the Fourier transform of the auto-correlation function $R_{xx}(\tau)$ with power spectral density (PSD) like so: $\...
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What happens to crosscorrelation of two noise generator if one of them were to be inverted

I have two noise generator u1 and u2 and their crosscorrelation is given, what will happen to this crosscorrelation if u2 or u1 were to be inverted?
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How to compare and measure the similarity between two between two signals?

I'm working on different sensors data, the question is this: I have two signals (coming from two different sensors measuring two different phisical charactheristcs of the same "object"). I know for a ...
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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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Difference Fourier Shift Theorem and Cross Correlation Theorem

can someone explain me the difference between the Fourier Shift Theorem and the Cross Correlation Theorem? The shift theorem says that a delay in the time domain corresponds to a linear phase term ...
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How to Match 2 Signals which Are a Shifted and Scaled Version of Each Other

I have 2 signals S1 and S2 that contain the same information, but S2 is shifted and scaled compared to S1 by an unknown amount (but small; eg shift would be of the order of 1-10 samples). What is the ...
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Interpreting this plot cross-correlation

I have an input signal $x(t)$ that is a white Gaussian random signal with mean 0 and variance 1. The signal $y(t)$ is the output of a linear filter with impulse response $$h(t) = |\operatorname{sinc}(...
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Synchronize device to audio stream - Approach

I am working on a device which's actions should be synchronized to the audio played. The audio stream is known in beforehand and can be altered to contain signals for the synchronization. But the ...
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Pixel Wise Write into a Video File in MATLAB

A video file (in .ptw format) is read in MATLAB in the form of a 3 dimensional matrix (a structured format). My aim is to process the video in time domain on each coordinate pixel individually and ...
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Reliability of normalized cross-correlation with high lags

Say you have two signals with 100 data points in each signal. Then there are 20 time lags where the computation of the normalized cross-correlation between those signals only considers 10 or less ...
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Transforming digitized noisy signal before applying cross-correlation

I'm trying to grasp the concept of cross-correlation as it applies to CDMA in the GPS C/A signal where noise is involved and the SNR is low. My understanding is that before calculating the cross-...
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Autocorrelation Computation with MATLAB

I have done the computation of the autocorrelation of a sequence (vector), here called "frame", and I have plotted it. Here the code: The resulting graph is: I do not understand the position of the ...

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