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

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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 ...
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Prove that, in DFT ,interpolation in time domain is equal to replication in frequency domain

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 ...
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Power of summed signals

Pretty much a newbie here, but would like to understand a pretty basic concept. We all know that a quick and dirty way of calculating signal power of a part of a discrete sampled system (such as ...
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ACF of $X_t = a + bt$

I was able to prove the following convergence results. But how can we determine the theoretical autocorrelation function of the deterministic sequence $X_t = a + bt$ and $X_t = c\ \text{cos}(\omega t)$...
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Why would FFT interpolation using zero-padding undershoot the true frequency of a single tone sinusoid?

Why would FFT interpolation by zero-padding or using the Chirp Z-Transform produce a maximum at a bin that corresponds to a frequency less than the input frequency of a single tone sinusoid? I am ...
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Discrete Real Sinusoid Formula

I have a basic question about the formulas represented for discrete sinusoids. In some textbooks we see this form $$x[n]= A\cos (2\pi f nT + \phi ) $$ and in others we have $$x[n]= A\cos (2\pi k/N ...
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LTI system and initial conditions

I suspect this is rather obvious once explained; I must be misunderstanding something. From reading various answers here (such as this one), I understand that an LTI system must have zero output for ...
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Conflict with the properties of convolution

excuse me in advance for the lenghty question, consider the following signals: $x_1[n]$, $x_2[n]$, $y[n]$ and $z_1[n] = x_1[n] * y[n]$ $z_2[n] = x_2[n] * y[n]$ In addition, we know that: $x_2[n] =...
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Determine the Given system is linear or nonlinear [closed]

Does the following define a linear or nonlinear system? $$ y(n) -4 y(n)y(2n)=x(n) $$
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Position Kalman Filter fails to track a constant-acceleration path

I'm trying to build a discrete Kalman Filter that fuses accelerometer (acceleration) and GPS (position, velocity) measurements. However, I'm finding that my filter can't properly track a constant-...
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Proof of First Difference Property for Fourier Series

I am having trouble with deriving a proof for the first difference property for the Fourier Series. Here is my attempt at the derivation: $$ y[n] = x[n] - x[n-1] $$ Fourier Series Representation: ...
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Is u[-n] defined from negative infinity to zero as it is folding of u[n] or from negative infinity to -1?

Folding of unit step function and definition of its boundaries.
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Why the following discrete type system,variable accumulator, is time invariant?

$y[n]=T{x[n]}=\displaystyle\sum_{k=n-n_{0}}^{n+n_{0}} x[k]$ it is some sort of moving summer which computes $n^{\text{th}}$ output sample by adding all samples lying within length $n_{0}$ around some ...
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what is the co-variance of system output cooresponding to a non-iid random variable

Consider the following system.$\DeclareMathOperator{\sign}{sign}$ $$ \begin{aligned} &\dot{e_1}=c_1e_1+c_2e_2+\eta\\ &\dot{e_2}=c_3e_1+c_4e_2-c_5 \sign(e_1)+a \eta \end{aligned} $$ which $\eta$...
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How to remove striped noise from this image. Which filter or algorithm use better?

I need to process a gray scale image. The task is to remove the stripes, which constitute some noise. I have next origin image: This image received many channels ADC(Y) in moment of time (Xn) from ...
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How to apply discrete filters to a signal

Let's say I have a signal like x[k] = [-20 -50 -30 50 30 -60 60 -60 60 10 5 10 5 5], and I want to apply a lowpass and a highpass filter to this signal (separately). For example the impusle response ...
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Continuous-time vs Discrete-time Fourier transform

case 1) to calculate the Fourier transform of discrete-time signal(sampled signal) we use Discrete-time Fourier transform. but my question is: case 2) if I consider that discrete-time signal as ...
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Discrete vs Continuous Power Spectrum Analysis

Let's suppose we have a time signal of watt units which in the frequency domain transforms into a sinc-like spectrum. The amplitude of that spectrum will likely be also of watt units. In order to find ...
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How do I explain a complex exponential intuitively?

What is a complex exponential, explained intuitively? How do I explain to an adolescent a complex exponential function?
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analog-to-discrete-to-analog system sampling problem

This is not a homework problem, I am solving practice problems for my exam. Consider the analog-to-discrete-to-analog system shown in figure 1. The CT signal $x_a(t)$ is sampled at a frequency of $...
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Why Wiener filter not IIR

I would like to limit discussion to discrete time causal Wiener filter. By definition it is an FIR filter, and it also has optimality under Mean Square Error criterion within the class of linear ...
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Should PSD be smoothed for SNR computation in frequency domain?

When taking the Power Spectral Density of a short duration signal (say 1 second, sampled at 4096 Hz), should it be smoothed to compute SNR? I want to computed the matched filter SNR, perfectly knowing ...
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Building periodic sequences from finite-support sequences

Given a discrete-time finite-support signal x[n] $$x[n] = \left\{ {\begin{array}{*{20}{l}} {{{( - 1)}^n}n}&{{\rm{ }}n = 1,2,3}\\ 0&{{\rm{otherwise}}} \end{array}} \right.$$ And consider also ...
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Polyphase components Spectrum formula in Discrete time

I am trying to understand the meaning behind some of the components of the formula for polyphase components in discrete time. Note that $\Omega$ indicates discrete in this notation and the formula is ...
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How to sketch this multirate system spectrum?

In the following system: The signal x(n) is upsampled by 2 and then filtered. The signal and the filter have the following spectrum: After upsampling the spectrum of X would look the same except ...
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Method to rescale signals to mean length

I have a set of signals of varying lengths. I have provided an example of the same below - Their lengths vary between 186 to 202, with a mean length of 197. I am looking to rescale them to the mean ...
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How to remove sum and difference terms while computing frequency from fft?

I am currently operating in vhf band AND trying to detect frequencies using Fast Fourier transform thresholding method. While detection of multiple frequencies , i received spurs(May not appropriate ...
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Sampling rate issue in microcontroller

I am using a 3-axis LIS2D12H accelerometer interfaced with NRF51832 through the SPI interface. The sensor has a sampling-rate from 1 Hz to ...
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Measuring group delay through a linear phase filter

I'm having a difficult time wrapping my head around a phase/ group delay problem and it corresponding to where you start sampling so I built up a system to test some of these issues. The system passes ...
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Ways to differentiate three respiratory signals

I have three 1-min respiratory signals I derived from ECG signals. I am wondering if you guys have any suggestion on differentiating those three? The red line represents the experimental signals and ...
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Is fft2 in MATLAB unitary? Some differences happen

I meet a problem when implementing fft2 in MATLAB. The question is I try to simulate the realistic measurements $Y = |FCXF^H|^2$ - the intensity of Fourier domain of object $X$, where $F$ denotes ...
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PSD of modulated signal

I know this question has been previously asked just saw it and tried to do myself but reaching an expression which is different from expression of PSD which I remember for modulated signal Actual ...
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DFT of an audio signal stored as a multi-dimensional array

I'm using the Python scipy library to get the data of a particular .wav file into array format. Now, I'd like to find the Discrete Fourier Transform of that signal. The formula for the DFT is, $X_k = ...
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Independence of Functions of random Variable

Consider I am given two functions of one random variable each for example x=cos(at),y=rect(bt) where a and b are random variables.And I am given Probability density function for a and b then if I am ...
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What is the difference between y[n] and y(k) (using square brackets)?

Can I modify y[n] = αy[n-1] + x[n] the same way I would do it with y(k) --> Y(z)? I need H(z), but I don't know what is the difference between using (k), and (n). I often encountered [k] notation, ...
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Indices in 2D Convolution Operations - Handle Out of Bounds Indices

Referring to the answer here: https://www.quora.com/Why-are-convolutional-nets-called-so-when-they-are-actually-doing-correlations, the equation for a discrete 2D convolution is specified as: $$C(x,y)...
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Zero State and Zero Input Responses from Steady State Response

Let a linear, time-invariant, causal discrete linear system be described by the following difference equation: $$y[n] = 0.9y[n-1] + 0.1x[n]$$ Assuming that $y[-1]=2$ and $x[n]=20\cos(\Omega n)u[n]$, ...
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How to determine if an IIR filter is causal or non-causal?

It may sound impractical, as only causal system are passively realizable, but what I am facing is a general statement made regarding recursive digital filters: for them to be stable, the poles should ...
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Intuition about independent signals

Given is this Wiener filter: From this we take \begin{equation} x[k]-a x[k-1]=v[k] \end{equation} $v(k)$ is assumed to be a white gaussian noise. In the textbook it is then stated that The ...
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DFT truncation of signals

How can I calculate 8 point DFT of signals whose length is less then 8 ( say 2,4) then what will I assume other members in formulae "0" or rotation or keep repeating the same two numbers Consider I ...
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Digital Equations problem - The fundamental ones that everyone should know

I think I am looking at conflicting equations from a few sources, or maybe I just dont understand it. But please can someone help me with these fundamental equations that everyone should know $ \...
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How can I find inverse Z transform using synthetic division method when Region of convergence is bounded rather than right sided or left sided?

Explanation of synthetic division method Above example has region of convergence of type mod(z)>mod(a) I want to solve problems when region of convergence of type mod(e)>mod(z)>mod(d)
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How to Prove a System Is Invertible?

what i know is that for a system to be invertibel it should be one-one , but I am confused that if i am given a transfer function of a LTI system how can I prove or verify if it is invertible. ...
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Detecting changes in signal due to server delay

I'm currently working on an application that can be used to determine when a signal changes due to a server delay. Essentially, I have an API that is used to output data to a UI. However, for reasons ...
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How to calculate Eb/N0 for a digital BPSK modulated multicarrier waveform

Suppose that I have a BPSK modulated multicarrier carrier waveform $L$ samples long at a sampling rate of $f_{s}$: $$ x_{tx}[l] = \sum\limits_{n=0}^{N-1} A \cdot \cos\left(2 \pi \frac{f_{n}}{f_{s}} ...
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Finding the differences(using features, not subtraction) in order to find differences in signals

I have a question. Let’s say I have two signals (discretely represented as arrays), $S_1$ and $S_2$ as shown below. $S_1$ has a similar form to $S_2$. If the signals are subtracted, $S_2-S_1$, they ...
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Discrete Kalman filter for a continuous system

The question is related to the implementation of a discrete kalman filter given a description of the system model in continuous time. I will give an example. Suppose we have a mass, spring and damper ...
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Does $y[n] = x[n] \star (u[n]-u[n-2])$ have memory or is it memoryless?

$y[n] = x[n] \star (u[n]-u[n-2])$, by its definition is has to be a system with memory since it is depended from a fraction of time in the past, but if we calculate the difference $u[n]-u[n-2]$, it ...
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Real signal from I,Q, sample rate and center frequency

I am given a recording of an ionosonde sounding. The signal $S$ is represented as a series of I/Q pairs at a sample rate $F_{sr} = 10\,\text{MHz}$. I am told that the center frequency of the ...
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What happens when the frequencies of the signal does not lie within the reconstruction filter passband?

Assume we have an analog signal that has frequency components between 40Hz and 50Hz and 0 otherwise. If we sampled this signal with 100Hz sampling frequency then passed to DAC with the same sampling ...

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