# Questions tagged [discrete-signals]

A discrete signal or discrete-time signal is a time series consisting of a sequence of quantities.

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### Mathematical Approach to Detect If a 2D Signal Is Separable

In the Special 2-D Sequences page the following examples are demonstrated, 2D dirac 2D diagonals 2D unit step function Is there a more defined method or series of steps for determining if a ...
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### Sampling period

I started it but didn't how to continue , any help ?
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### When to Apply Circular Convolution Formulas?

Context I am studying the family of Discrete Trignometric Transforms (DTT): Discrete Cosine Transforms (DCT) and Discrete Sine Transforms (DST). And trying to understanding more their properties, I ...
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### Effect of filtering on Energy of a Digital Signal

I am trying to detect (not remove) noise from the digital signal to get meaningful information out of it. The signal I need is in the frequency range of 0.1 Hz to 10 Hz. Anything beyond this is just ...
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### replace input signal with δ will have the impulse response of the function?

Is my impulse response right? By definition,the impulse response is the output when the input is a impulse signal,so $y[n]=\sum\limits ^{n}_{k=-\infty}\frac{1}{2^{n-k}}\ x[k]$,the impulse response ...
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### The effect of upsampling on DFT coefficients

I am learning DSP by myself and I encountered a problem that bewilders me. If I have a sequence of length N, and I upsample it by a factor of 3. How would the DFT change or related? For example: <...
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### How to compute the energy of a NON-STATIONARY (transient) random discrete-time signal

When computing the energy of a NON-STATIONARY (transient) random discrete-time signal $x(n)$, does it make more sense to compute the energy as $E=\sum_1^N{x^2(n)}$ over all the $N$ samples or does ...
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### Find $X(j\omega)$ after sampling of $2\cos(2000\pi t)+\sin(5000\pi t)$ at 5 kHz sampling rate

The Fourier transform of the first term has two spikes at -2000pi and 2000pi of magnitudes 2pi for both. The Fourier transform of the second term has two spikes at 5000pi and -5000pi having ...
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### How to calculate auto-covariance for a discrete-time symmetric block-wave?

I am newbie to this field, so this question seems difficult to me. I'd appreciate your help. For a discrete-time symmetric block-wave u(t), ...
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### Passing a sampled signal through a filter

I was wondering why is it wrong to use a band-pass filter on a sampled signal? If the signal we want to sample has frequencies up to fmax, we sample it with frequency fs = 2fmax (so that Nyquist ...
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### Filtering in the Frequency Domain - DIP [closed]

I am trying to do some filtering with a gray scale image in the frequency domain. I am just getting into matlab after some time away from any signal processing or coding and can't quite seem to get my ...
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### As of 2019, which discrete nonlinear, time-invariant systems with memory are considered “easy” to model and identify?

There are several types of discrete nonlinear time-invariant systems with memory ("NTIM") which are considered "easy" to model and identify. Any such system can be represented using a Volterra series, ...
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### Why does knowing the impulse response allow you to determine the output for any LTI system?

Going over some notes on LTI systems and I’m quite confused about how knowing the impulse response of a system allows us to recover the systems’ response to any signal. In the textbook screenshot ...
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### Element-wise powering vs. discrete version of binomial theorem on a sum of Gaussians

I had recently posted a question on applying powers on a sum of Gaussians (here) to enhance signal resolution artificially. The discussion has given rise to another query. Consider this problem. We ...
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### Having difficulty checking for time invariance of discrete system

A system is given with the following equation: $$y(n) = 3y^2 (n-1) - nx(n) + 4x(n-1) - 2x(n+1)$$ I need to check for the linearity and time invariance of the system. By just looking at the equation I ...
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### Applying a Power on a Sum of Gaussians to Enhance Resolution

There is so-called Power Transform technique in signal processing where the unresolved signal is sharpened by raising each data to a constant positive power. The example shown below is a sum of two ...
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### DTFT of even and odd samples

Here to find DTFT of $h(2n)$ they have scaled omega, while in RHS to find DTFT $x(2n+1)$ they didn't, why is that?
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### Is $x[n]=(-1)^{n^2}$ periodic?

Is $x[n]=(-1)^{n^2}$ periodic? The answer said no, but when I draw it on a graph, it seems to be periodic, with fundamental period equal to $2$.
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### Representing a continuous LTI system as a discrete one

I am aware that there are different ways to represent a continuous time system in discrete domain (e.g. bilinear transform, impulse invariance transform). But my problem is as follows: Given an ...
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### Inverse Discrete Time Fourier Transform of $1$

$\textrm{DTFT}(\delta[n]) =1$, but $\textrm{IDTFT(1)} = \frac{\sin(\pi n)}{\pi n}$. Why it is not equal to the unit impulse $\delta[n]$?
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### Intuition behind using basis functions to optimize discretization of a 2D image obtained via projections

If I am not mistaken, the technique used to avoid a pixelated appearance of CAT scan images described as basis functions on page 4032 of this paper is not unique to CAT scan, and probably applied to ...
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### Z transmittance from diffrence equation made out of diagram

I have a problem with getting Z transmittance out of a single block of diagram, when e(nT) is as an input, and u(nT) is as an output. Period of sampling is T = 0.5 s The diagram is: My first thought ...
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### DC Components and Frequency

I have started learning digital communication and was on line coding. I read there are certain characteristics that we need to keep in mind while choosing the right line coding method. One of these is ...
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### Why zero padding the 2-d DFT interpolates images in spatial domain?

I was applying different image interpolation techniques and I came know to about interpolation in frequency domain. In this technique we first take 2d DFT of an image, pad it with zeros and take the ...
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### Why the spectral coherence is unity for all frequencies between single-frequency time series and itself

In the example below, I am plotting the coherence between time series and itself. The time series do has one frequency.The coherence magnitude was one for all frequencies. I wonder why it is not zero ...
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### Proof regarding the periodicity of a continuous-time sinusoid after sampling

Question A continuous-time sinusoid $x_a(t)$ with fundamental period $T_p = \frac{1}{F_0}$ is sampled at a rate $F_s = \frac 1 T$ to produce a discrete-time sinusoid $x(n) = x_a(nT)$. Show that $x(n)$...
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### How to determine the phase of a time-sampled periodic signal?

I know this is a rather common and a rather simple problem, but somehow I can't find a solution that is equally simple to understand (and implement). I have a signal that closely resembles a noisy ...
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### Is it possible to get this type of periodic noise?

I got this current signal captured using Hall Effect sensor but was not sure if this is noise or actual informative signal (refer to the figure, the bottom plot is the magnified plot of the black box)....
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### Representation, Bandwidth and composition of Digital Signals

I have started learning data communication and I'm not able to grasp certain topics. First (i) I know that analog signals are continuous and digital signals are discrete. Analog signal are ...
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### Bringing the signal into the same level [duplicate]

I have a signal, shown in the attachment (blue one). As you can see that the latter part of my signal has a higher dc offset. I want to bring the signal into the same level. I have tried eliminate the ...
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### Detection time of a spur using FFT?

Say I have the following parameters, NFFT=2^14 Fs= 50 MHz main signal @ 22 MHz and its alias at 28 MHz at signal power -40 dbfs and a spur @ 2 MHz and its alias at 48 MHz Leave aside the alias's. ...
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### Aliasing when interpolating with DFT?

I'm coming from an understanding of the continuous-time Fourier Transform, and the effects of doing a DFT and the inverse DFT are mysterious to me. I have created a noiseless signal as: ...
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### FFT of triangular wave

I am new in dsp.. so please bear with me. I want to plot FFT of a triangular wave. I am using the code below to first generate the triangular wave and then take its FFT ...
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### use of complex number in digital signal processing [closed]

how complex number used in digital signal processing. detailed information about on how this method will be useful in radar technology.
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### how do I derive the system equation for a simple delay with feedback?

I am a software engineer, and just learning digital signal processing formally, though I've hacked around before a fair amount. I'm implementing a delay audio VST and I'm trying to wrap my head ...
Given: $x[n]$ is an $N$-point sequence whose DFT is $X[k]$ $$x[n]\xrightarrow{\mathcal{DFT}} X[k]$$ then, Prove that: DFT of the same sequence after insertion of $(M-1)$ zeroes between successive ...