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

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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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Demodulation of noisy AFSK signal

I'm trying to implement a software audio modem with FSK to transmit and receive short digital data between two devices (e.g. a PC and an iPhone) so I'm simulating simple cases study using Scilab/...
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Synchronization of BPSK with variable-length symbols (ISO 14443)

Does anyone have an idea how one would perform BPSK symbol synchronization if symbol length is allowed to vary? As dumb as that sounds, this is not a theretical question.The "Proximity" Type B NFC ...
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Designing a PI filter for a Costas Loop

I am currently trying to implement a Costas Loop in order to demodulate a BPSK signal. Here is the reference block diagram I have been using to design the loop:Costas Loop Block Diagram I originally ...
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GPS CDMA signal acquisition (BPSK modulation)

Sorry, this may be a rookie question: I have a CDMA gps communication in BPSK. Codes have a duration equal to $1\ \text{ms}$ and their length is 1023. At the carrier frequency ($f_c = 1.57524\ \text{...
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How does a Costas Loop lock to one of multiple BPSK signals

I've been looking into how GPS receivers work in terms of signal processing. When a GPS receiver tracks the received signal, it often uses a Costas loop to synchronize the carrier. How that works ...
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How to calculate the accurate BER expression of circular 8-QAM constellation modulation?

It is easy to understand the BER derivation of square QAM, but the circular 8-QAM? I'm quite confused. The decision region is not in a rectangular shape anymore, meaning regular way does not work here....
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Does anyone recognize this modulation?

I'm trying to extract the code of my garage remote, but i have some difficulty to find witch modulation has been used. At first I thought it was a simple digital modulation, but there is some strange ...
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Demodulation distortion in single-sideband and double-sideband

I am trying to compare the demodulation for single sideband (SSB) and dual sideband modulation formats (DSB) when the reconstructed carrier is not perfect (i.e. shifted in both frequency and phase). I ...
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Filtering and Differentiating phase-modulated signals

For a project work, I need to demodulate data from a Laser Doppler Vibrometer. The distance information is phase-modulated, therefore the velocity information is frequency-modulated: $$x \propto \...
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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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How to implement GMSK demodulation

I am currently trying to implement a GMSK demodulator, using Java. I am actualy trying to use the model of this block diagram. However, I really do not know what goes on within the mode selector and ...
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AFSK clock recovery in noise

What algorithms are available for optimizing estimated bit clock recovery of an audio FSK modulated signal over an extremely low S/N ratio channel? (e.g. barely audible due to high ambient noise and ...
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symbol synchronization

PLL is typically used in carrier synchronization and its diagram is well known, consisting of a multiplier, a low pass filter, and a VCO. In "Phase-locked Loop" at wiki (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/...
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Model of modulator and demodulator in Simulink. Why is MER so lowest?

I created a simple model in Simulink of a quadrature modulator, amplifier and quadrature demodulator. On the oscilloscope(scope in Simulink) and spectrum analyzer the displayed results look normal (at ...
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RF direct conversion down to DC and signal recovery from IQ

I've previously worked with super-heterodyne receivers where the IF spectral content has been above DC. Reading the below tutorial; direct down conversion receivers are used to mix a signal of ...
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What's wrong with my M-ary ASK modulation demodulation MATLAB code?

My MATLAB code linked below implements ASK modulation of an M-ary signal, impresses it on a carrier, adds AWG noise of various SNRs. Then, for each SNR, demodulates the signal and calculates the ...
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Help in identifying low speed image transmission protocol over RF

In the seventies I worked for Muirhead on press fax machines that used to transmit pictures over radio and landline as I recall two FM systems were used a carrier 800 Hz modulated +- 150 Hz and 1900Hz ...
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Mathematics in selection of RC time constant for an envelope detector for AM

Let the capacitor be charged to voltage $ V(t_0) $ at $ t=t_0 $ and then start discharging. At time $ t \, (>t_0)$, the delayed capacitor voltage is $$ v(t)=V(t_0)\operatorname{exp}(- \frac{t-t_0}{...
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How to find and fix the delay of a modulation

I am creating a model in MATLAB to simulate power line communication, but I found a problem. I'm very new to the DSP area, I get my code below from a MATLAB example. ...
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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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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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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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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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Does this technique have a name?

It is possible to do IQ demodulation by using a zero crossing detector and a timer to take 4 samples of a sine wave if a reference signal is present. When there is no phase difference between the ...
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PPM Variant - Analytic symbol error probability

I'm trying to calculate symbol error probability of variant of pulse position modulation considering only AWGN channel. The decoder is maximum likelihood so the implementation of the detector is by ...
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A Laymans Fourier transform and harmonics explanation?

Please bear with me, I know some of you will scoff but I have looked on Wiki and in various literature (see below) and can't quite get a handle on a few things. I am a general business programmer, ...
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What effect does mutipath have on estimating optimal sampling time using the averaging method described therein

This question takes off from this question regarding syncronization of BPSK signals. For the sake of argument let us assume 10 samples make up 1 bit. One method currently suggested is break up the ...
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Non coherent detection BFSK demodulation?

I am simulating BER performance of BFSK under AWGN and Rayleigh fading, BFSK has two symbols one entirely on the real plane while other on the complex plane for representing let's say zero and one, ...
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Recover frequencies from IQ samples

I have a set of IQ data. From those data I'm trying to get the amplitudes and the frequencies of my signal as I then want to plot them vs. time. I am able to obtain the amplitudes by squaring both ...
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What is the BER for multilevel modulated signal

Assume I want to transmit a low or high symbol which can be BPSK modulated. For ordinary BPSK, bit 0 can be mapped to 1+i0 and bit 1 mapped to ...
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Demodulating FM Signals. Understanding text from “Communication Systems Engineering” by Proakis

Please help me understand the following text from "Communication Systems Engineering" by Proakis. Text: What I was not able to understand: 1) Why is the transfer function of the FM demodulator ...
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Any DVB-S2 sample streams publicly available on-line?

I'm working on a DVB-S2 receiver and I'd like to be able to test a part of the DSP chain with real-world signals, but getting good sample streams from a digitizer is not terribly easy. Can anyone ...
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How to add multiple sub bands of frequency into on wide band

Context: I am doing a project where I have to sample a video signal from a monitor with an SDR. The data is coming in for each pixel left to right top to bottom. Since my receiver doesn't have a very ...
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IQ demodulation from specific rate

We have an acquisition hardware in our lab that acquires and digitizes data from a source generating band-limited signal in the MHz range. It samples the signal at a rate of 4 times the center ...
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Auto correlation , Time duration measurement for SDR calculation purposes

I'm a SDR and DSP beginner , I'm trying to find correlation between pulses I receive using a SDR, with a replica that I have (basically pulses with predetermined duration's). I've looked in this ...
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Envelope detector for AM signals

How or what are the constraints for deciding factors of envelope detector for AM As far as I know that charging time of capacitor should be below 20T where T is periodic time of carrier and ...
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Quadrature demodulator. Relationship of sampling rate and error

Task: to estimate the frequency of the power grid signal. I use a quadrature demodulator. I get the I / Q components. I calculate the angle (phi = atan(Q / I)). I differentiate the angle and get the ...
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Channel state information from non-HT packets: is that possible?

I read several papers about CSI data, but one thing is not clear. I would like to extract csi from legacy rate packets. I read some forums related to existing CSI tools and they only state that CSI ...
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Derive the LFSR sequence from demodulated bitstream

I'm new here and hope to have good feedback from you. I'm trying to blindly demodulate an RF signal and managed to get a sequence of bits for a preamble. After some research, I'm in fact exactly in ...
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Effect of down mixing on complex demodulation method

As I know, IQ demodulation (complex demodulation) consists of three steps: Down mixing X(complex demodulation)(t)=X(real signal)(t).{exp⁡[(-i2π(f_demodulation).t)]} low pass filtering decimation ...
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CDMA-DSSS with orthogonal codes and BPSK modulation: proper way to demodulate

I am having problems when demodulating the signal: If I demodulate the sequence chip by chip and then operate only with binary information the "integrate and dump" (correlator) sometimes will provide ...
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modulate/demodulate audio file as FSK signal mixed with music signal

What I want to do: I want to encode an audio message inside a regular music file; this shall be decoded by an audio analyzer running on another machine (by listening to the audio playback from the ...
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Removing I/Q phase rotation

What is the most reliable and agnostic way to correct for a phase rotation of I/Q downconversion - without time alignment of the signal and support different lengths of transmitted and received data? ...
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AM Modulator Demodulator in Python

I am trying to make a AM modem using Python Numpy and Matplotlib. I am successful in generating the AM Signal but I cannot demodulate it using a lowpass filter function that I made. The demodulation ...
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Adding a constant to a bandpass-signal in transmission

I do understand AM-DSB-SC and AM-DSB-TC, but can't see the point in adding a constant DC-offset of 2 in the upper part of this Simulink-model? Source
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How to find a know signal in another signal which contains other signals along with the signal i need in python

I am working on BPSK with sound waves a carrier waves. Actually I am modulating my data with some known sync bits along with the information I need to send. So the things I will be having at ...
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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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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 ...