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Demodulation is the act of extracting the original information-bearing signal from a modulated carrier wave.

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FSK Demodulation, Bit Timing Recovery

I am currently implementing acoustic FSK modulation and demodulation. I am not a signal processing guy so any help about the bit timing recovery would be very appreciated. Currently I implemented the ...
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OFDM symbol acquisition block in GNU Radio gives rotating constellation even if there is no carrier offset. How is this possible?

Why does the constellation rotate when using OFDM Symbol Acquisition block in this flow graph below ? The only explanation I could think of would be carrier frequency offset but in this flowgraph ...
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Denoising effect in GnuRadio OFDM Serializer block

Why does the OFDM serializer has such a strong denoising effect in the flow graph below ? Is that normal ? The upper constellation is AFTER the OFDM serializer block and the lower is BEFORE the OFDM ...
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How does carrier frequency offset effect the constellation diagram in OFDM?

In the case of OFDM modulation, if the carrier frequency is slightly off then how does that effect the constellation diagram ? Is there some general rule how it will change (such as rotate) ? Or ...
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OFDM demodulation, how to set the sampling rate?

I have a signal for which I know the OFDM burst length (from the autocorrelation function of the signal) T_burst and the FFT size 1024 (by measuring the channel ...
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How to set a Carrier Wave for DBPSK Modulators in gnuradio?

for a Project I need to build an Audio Modem in GNU Radio. I decided, that it would be the best to use DBPSK Modulation, because that is fast and relatively noise resistant. But as it seems, the ...
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M-Array DPSK decoding and encoding

So i'm trying to figure how how to do the encoding and decoding of an M-array Differential Phase Shift Keying (DPSK) signal. I understand how to do it for binary DPSK, but on higher ordered signals I'...
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Demodulating FSK audio in Python

I am trying to write a Python script that can demodulate an FSK modulated audio file and return the data encoded in the audio. The data being transmitted is GPS NMEA strings which are embedded as the ...
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Amplitude/phase recovery on noisy signal

I have a noisy signal that has an ac component of fixed frequency but variable amplitude and phase. I'd like to recover the ac component. The signal (blue trace) is mostly smooth, but has a few ...
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ASK demodulation using DSP

I need to implement an ASK (ampliltude shift keying) demodulation using a DSP ( a dsPIC ) and programming in C. Especifically talking, I need to demodulate a signal from a car's key transponder. I ...
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Car engine audible through AM radio — what is this called?

A car's engine rotates in the range of 500 RPM to 6000 RPM. This is in the audible range. The car's engine is activated using spark plugs which are an electrical system at the same frequency (or some ...
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Question about ASK, correlation, and frequency domain

So I'm currently studying ASK (amplitude shift keying) and how it is modulated and demodulated. The modulation take out data signal, $M(t)$, and multiplies it with our carrier frequency, lets say $\...
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Signal encoding identification

I've read this signal from a radio remote that opens a gate. This signal is already after AM demodulation, read by using a Saleae logic analyzer: I don't know much about signal processing, but I ...
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FSK demodulator by integration if the samples per symbols is 2

Say I have a binary FSK with +f and -f frequencies and I have two samples per symbol. Let's consider the "1) multiply with <...
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Minimum Sampling Rate of Bandpass signal

Consider a DSBSC signal s(t) = m(t).cos(2.pi.20k.t) where say m(t) is multi-tone signal with frequencies less than 5 kHz. The ...
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How to do base-band simulation of coherent detection of M-ary orthogonal signals?

I currently have a complex base-band simulator for non-coherent detection of M-ary orthogonal waveforms (such as M-FSK). I run the noisy signal through M correlators at lag=0, compute the magnitude ...
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Doing analysis using IQ demodulation in Python

I'm trying to doing an analysis using IQ demodulation. I'm doing this by taking a noisy signal which has a desired signal in it. The desired signal has a frequency that is almost stable, which I'm ...
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Matlab : Help in getting the correct constellation diagram for QAM modulation

I would like to see the constellation diagram after equalization as shown in the website Correct constellation for QAM. But I am getting a different plot. Can somebody please tell me where I am going ...
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Matlab: What should be the BER performance for BPSK using Constant Modulus Algorithm equalizer

I need help in plotting the Bit error curve or the symbol error curve for BPSK modulation scheme for varying Signal to Noise ratios or Eb/N0. The plot should show the simulated versus the theoretical ...
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Given a real signal, increase modulation frequency

Lets say I receive the signal $$x(t)\cos(\omega_c t)$$ and I want to change the the carrier frequency $x(t)\cos(1.001\omega_c t)$ How can this be done? If I modulated it with a complex exponential, ...
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Frequency Shifting in MATLAB

I am currently attempting to demodulate an audio file using MATLAB. After taking the fft of the signal, I receive this: After some more coding, I found the following values: Fs = 44100; Window ...
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Maximum Likelihood carrier phase estimation of $A\cos(2\pi f_ct)$

This question refers to the example 5.2-1 of the book "Digital Communications, 5th Edition by John Proakis, Masoud Salehi" (example 6.2-1 in the 4th edition of the book) which asks for the estimate ...
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How to compute bit level soft decisions from an M-ary symbol?

When working with a decoder such as LDPC that can take in soft-decision inputs (or channel posterior probabilities as I've seen them called as well), how are these soft-decision values calculated for ...
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Very high SNR BPSK modulation

I am using BPSK modulation to modulate a signal in continuous time (making rectangular waveform, multiplying by a carrier). The channel is band-limited and frequency-selective, and has the following ...
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What is the connection between analog signal to noise ratio and signal to noise ratio in the IQ plane in a quadrature demodulation system?

We would like to compute the quantitative relation between analog noise near the LO frequency and the statistics of points found in the IQ plane after IQ demodulation. In order to completely ...
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Why isn't this AM Demod GNU Radio flow graph working with different sampling rates?

I am trying to demodulate an AM signal in GNU Radio, and I am having problems with the sampling rates. I will start off with an example where the flow graph was working. The sampling rate is 256kHz, ...
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In-phase and Quadrature demodulation

I'm new with signal processing and have started to learn it for physics research I am involved in. I have a signal which I want to process to find the amplitude of one frequency of. To do this, I'm ...
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How do you find the position of when a signal changes frequency?

Suppose I have a signal which varies between two frequencies (which represent a stream of binary data). I think this is called BFSK. I have the entire signal already sampled. Let's say each 'bit' ...
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Where do I start in learning how to demodulate a BPSK31 signal in software?

I'm a software developer and a Amateur Radio operator. Everything I know about audio (which isn't saying much) is self taught. I've learned how to generate audio samples and build wav files, send ...
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Can OFDM modulate analog signal?

I suppose that OFDM can't modulate analog signal. The basic mathematical description for OFDM is $$ v(t)=\sum_{k=0}^{N-1}X_{k}\exp(j2\pi k t /T),\quad 0<t<T$$ In this equation, $X_k$ is a ...
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Must OFDM signal be time-division in a multiple-transmitter and SFN system when the signal is free of spread-spectrum?

The OFDM baseband signal can be demodulated since each subcarrier is orthogonal to another. But In SFN system, i.e., Single Frequency Network, all OFDM signals from several transmitters are in the ...
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I/Q Sampling and Demodulation

A bit stream is mapped to symbols during baseband modulation, each symbol (say for QPSK) represents two bits. Each symbol has a corresponding I & Q value, which in QPSK, are used as the amplitude ...
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Recover signal from sum of AM and FM

I have samples of a signal that contains an AM signal added to an FM signal with the same carrier frequency $f_c$. The AM signal is a sinusoid with frequency $f_{AM}$ and the FM signal is a sinusoid ...
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dvb-s to dvb-c direct transmodulation

Is this possible to direct trans modulate DVB-S/S2 -> QI into -> DVB-C/C2 signals without doing it the way DVB-S/S2->Demodulator.ic-Transport Stream -> Modulator.ic-Transport Stream -> DVB-C/C2 ? Qpsk ...
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FM demodulation amplifier with saturation

I'm trying to understand how FM demodulation works. I read a lot on the internet and as far as I understand, the main process is to extract the phase difference (that is also the output) between a ...
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Calculate properties of a given Modulated Signal

I'm having a hard time trying to understand signal modulation graphics and how can I calculate/find the properties of the signal. The properties I'm talking are: Max. amplitude Carrier frequency the ...
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Relationship between Carrier Frequency Offset and the Constellation Diagram

As part of a project I am doing, I have to investigate how having a carrier frequency offset would affect the constellation pattern of the received signal.This question has got me baffled because to ...
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How to improve an FFT AM demodulator for NOAA APT satellite imagery?

My question involves proper FFT Technique for AM demodulation, in the special case where the modulation rate exceeds the carrier frequency. This question has a specific hobbyist application, the ...
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OFDM violates sampling theorem

The "textbook" OFDM block diagram is as the below figure. But I wonder if it satisfies the sampling theorem. Here, we have N points $X[k]$ before IFFT, and $$x[n]=\frac{1}{\sqrt{N}}\sum_{k=0}^{N-1} X[...
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What is the complex-envelope notation?

In reading a paper on demodulation there was this sentence: "Using complex-envelope notation, the noise corrupted waveform at the IF filter output can be written as...". I've not heard this term,...
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Detect FSK high/low bits in presence of noise with only simple processing

I'm currently in the process of writing DSP code, based on the amazing RTLSDR project, and using this as a vehicle to teach myself the basics of DSP (I have an extensive background in software ...
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Spectral effects of multiplying a signal by itself?

This has to do with creating the synchronization circuit for MSK in a DSP as described in "Minimum Shift Keying" by Subbarayan Pasupathy published in IEEE Communications Magazine. At the beginning of ...
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How to recover complex values (downconvert) from FM modulation (composite signal)?

How does one recover the complex IQ data from the output of a FM modulator. I have combined my signals correctly and performed FM modulation on them, now I'm looking for a way to find the IQ values ...
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Is there an efficient algorithm to extract low frequency signal from audio with high frequency carrier?

I need to process an audio signal in an Android app. As shown in the two examples below, there is a 16kHz carrier signal and a lower frequency signal of varying frequency (0-4kHz). Does anyone know of ...
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Extracing IQ samples from a composite signal?

I'm writing a modulator in matlab to simulate IQ data that I would get from my radio to test my demodulator. I've read that $I = x(t) cos(\omega t)$ and $Q = x(t) sin(\omega t)$. What is the $\...
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why LTE doesn't use DC subcarrier in the downlink?

I know LTE doesn't use the DC subcarrier for OFDM/OFDMA modulation for the downlink, but no author gives a detailed explanation to this stuff. Can you tell me the reason behind it? Thank you!
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Demodulation with MATLAB

I am trying to listen VLF radio signals. I have a recorded wave file (download) and here is the frequency spectrum: I have produced this spectrum using this matlab code: ...
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What is wrong with this method of detecting the presence of a signal?

I am trying to decode Morse code from an audio (wav) file. Here is the technique I am using to detect the presence of the signal: I have a window of size (sampling_freq/tone), where tone is the ...
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how to get the phasor(frequency domain) representation of a digitalized signal?

I know that we can get the phasor representation(frequency domain) of a signal through Fourier transform, but the picture above gives a method that can get the phasor representation of a signal in a ...
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DSP Demodulation advice sought - please help

my field of engineering is condition monitoring. I use vibration analysis to determine the current state of health of a machine and then recommend any course of action required to ensure it does not ...