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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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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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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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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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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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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 Frequency Equation and Relation

I think I am looking at conflicting equations from a few sources, or maybe I just dont understand it. $ \Omega $ is Discrete frequency $ N $ is Discrete Period in number of samples $ \omega $ is ...
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Python FFT outptut

I have a (real) array of data and am trying to analyze its frequency components. I've been using NumPy's FFT routines, but I realized there is something I don't quite understand: why does the output ...
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How to crop a song and mantain the same values in the sample vector?

Does anyone know how can I crop an audio signal and maintain the same values in the sample vector? I am working on a audio signal processing project for song recognition in Python and I wanted to ...
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Correlation/anticorrelation as a function of frequency

I am tracking the values of two fluctuating quantities as a function of time and am trying to analyze possible correlations between the two as a function of frequency. The application is experimental ...
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Correctly interpret Butterworth filter frequencies

I am using the butter function from the signal package in R to filter my data. The data is Fourier-transformed (complex numbers) - and I want to filter out specific frequencies (I have a 256Hz ...
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Frequency selective channel modeling using rayleighchan object in matlab

I intend to model a frequency selective channel using matlab "comm.RayleighChannel" object. Consider the following command, which sets the parameters of Rayleigh channel : ...
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why we use time step only in continuous convolution in MATLAB? But not in discrete convolution?

I am studying convolution from book of alex palamides but i am confused because he uses time step(in this case 0.01) in his code for continuous convolution as shown highlighted in attached photo but ...
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Discrete Wavelet Transform (DWT) Filter Bank

I have some stumbling block in my thesis writing. Do we use the same filter pair while implementing DWT filter bank with downsampling of the filter output, or filters do change also from level to ...
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Mathematical expression for a system

I have a system that delays the input with k samples and concatenates the new input with delayed one so that y = [x(n) x(n-k)] so if the input comes with n samples the output should be k+n samples. ...
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Inverse FFT of complex exponential with time delay - window leakage?

I am working in MATLAB with a frequency domain signal that is a sum of complex exponentials, e.g. $X(\omega) = \sum_i e^{-j\omega t_i} $ where $t_i > 0$ $ \forall $ $ i $ I expect the output to ...
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What is k and n in this Discrete Hilbert Transform formula and how to use it with a time series?

I have a time series and I need to find the Discrete Hilbert Transform of that. This paper says that about the Hilbert Transform. Suppose I have a time series f(t)...
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PLL carrier recovery: intermediate versus baseband

When looking at carrier recovery, a PLL is often applied to correct the frequency offset between the local oscillator and the transmitter after down conversion. I'm wondering what happens to the PLL ...
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How to match resolution of two or more signals

I have received the following 4 time-series signals and wanted to do some data analytics using these. Although the sampling is the same for all of these signals, 2 samples per second, problem is that ...
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IFFT, negative frequencies and noncausal impulse

When using the IFFT to compute an approximation to the IDTFT, frequency range is 0 to 2$\pi$ versus $-\pi$ to $\pi$. This produces a different impulse sequence(causal I think). How do you calculate ...
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Matlab FFT not producing symmetric spectrum

I am plotting a FFT of a sampled RC pulse but my resulting spectrum isn't symmetric - it's offset. ...
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Punctured Turbo Code Decoding: Convergence Issue

I have been trying to create a basic BCJR decoder for a rate (1/2) punctured turbo code. The puncturing is simple, the encoder alternatively selects between the parity bits generated by the two ...
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how can I know this system is Time invarient?

y(t) = 0 (t<0); x(t) + x(t-2) (t>=0); y(t) = 0 (x(t) < 0); x(t) - x(t-2) (x(t) >= 0); y[n] = x[n] (n>=1)...
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Please help me understand this paper about Discrete Wavelet Transform!

I am trying to understand this paper says. I have found this paragraph to be vague: (a) Preprocessing Stage. The first step in this stage was to apply the Discrete Wavelet Transform (DWT). This ...
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Time delay estimation between two complex signals(IQ)

I need to time align two complex signals. The two signals obtained were at different RF frequency before digitisation. So,I have two complex signals(IQ) and I need to do delay estimation and apply ...
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Chirp resolution as a function of bandwidth

My question concerns about the Chirp resolution during the crosscorrelation as a function of the sampling rate and available bandwidth. Suppose at a transmitter a chirp signal is transmitted (ranging ...
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What is the error rate in compressed sensing?

Let $x \in \mathbb{R}^n$ be a $k$-sparse vector. Given $A \in \mathbb{R}^{m \times n}$, we have a measurement vector $y$ given by $$y=Ax$$ Let $\hat{x}$ be defined as follows $$\hat{x}:=\arg\min_{z\...
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Discrete-time, second-order section, direct-form II filter

I found dfilt.df2sos in Matlab and trying to figure it out how do I do that in Python? Is there any function that works similarly with the Matlab function? I also ...
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Please explain Multiplication property in Z transform?

I am having problem visualizing contour any example will be great help. As far as as where I need it I was trying to find Z transform of a contracted signal by first multiplication by impulse train.
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How to select the sampling frequency when the input signal frequency is not known

I am trying to observe the noise produced by UPS present in our lab, under no load (a normal running condition when its power is on). As I don't know its frequency range, I have randomly chosen 4 ...
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Interpreting Auto correlation results

I used xcorr function in Matlab to compute the autocorrelation of my signal. I obtained a graph, which is shown below. How to interpret this? I read that autocorrelation helps in finding the patterns ...
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How to low pass very few samples

I'm asking myself what is the best way to low pass a signal which only has a few hundred samples? Or is there a proper way at all? It must not be a sound signal but I used Audacity to display the ...
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Region of convergence for discrete system

I am confused by two questions on the region of convergence (ROC) when applying the $Z$-transform. Consider a discrete-time linear system $$x[n+1] = Ax[n]+Bu[n], \qquad y[n]=Cx[n]+D$$ whose transfer ...
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About the variance of the coefficient of narrowband noise when using signal-space representation

Assume that n(t) is a white Gaussian noise process with zero-mean and power spectrum density $N_0/2$. By using the signal-space representation, it can be expressed as: $$n(t) =\sum_{j=1}^N n_j \...
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How can we do finite-step signal sampling in practical?

The signal has infinite length. We cannot sample it with a whole length. How can we truncate a infinite signal and sample it in finite step? And then how can we analyze it.
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Active Noise cancellation for non periodic signals

I observed that the coded algorithm for active noise cancellation is not able to cancel some of the signals like a human voice. Is there any solution for this? Can we really cancel non-periodic ...
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Correct way to calibrate RX into a measuring receiver

While playing with my SDR (Software Defined Radio) Board, I was interested in performing a TX output power table at different center frequencies and TX antenna gains. I have an RF frequency generator....
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Power Spectral Density of discrete White Gaussian Noise defined with variance and sampling interval

From Creighton and Anderson Chapter 7 on Gravitational Wave data analysis: Please explain where the delta t and the limit came from in this derivation.
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Distortion in sound after multiplying frequency spectrum by constant

I make a simple sound equalizer that operates in frequency domain and lets user to adjust frequencies in sound by using 4 sliders. The first one responsible for 0 - 5kHz, the fourth one for 15-20kHz. ...
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Removing outlier data points from frequency-domain signal

Hello signal processing stack exchange, I have a complex frequency-domain signal representing the impulse response of a physical system over some range of frequency space. As an artifact of the ...
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Interpolation of missing audio signal in a video sequence

Suppose there is a video sequence and there are some frames for which the audio data is missing. I want to interpolate the missing audio data on the basis of the correlation of the audio signal with ...
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Optimising an input signal for a system to minimise distortion of output signal

I have a discrete time-series signal which I am able to process before passing it through a system which distorts said signal. This system cannot be altered and is non-linear, but a signal can be ...
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transfer function and 'causal' signal - evaluate transfer function or use z-transform of input?

From my studying difference equations and transfer functions, I understand that when a complex exponential input $x[n]=z_1^n$ is applied to an LTI system with transfer function $H(z)$, determining the ...
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Can we sample the signal with any period as long as the Nyquist rate is respected

I have a question regarding the sampling rate. Suppose that we transmitted a signal $m(t)$ then at receiver side, we received the continuous signal $x(t)$, which is time varying and sampled with a ...
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Meaning of a formula about transient frequency bins

I'm trying to understand the following formula in this paper: Sadly, the paper does not define most of the symbols it is using, so my guesses so far are: $T_{tr}$ refers to the sampling interval i....
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State Space conversion of Sinusoidal model

i would like to learn how to convert sinusoidal model into state space form which has following equation our model consist of sum of periodic components with additive of white noise, given by ...
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Is there a criterion that says at what point you can distinguish 2 partially overlapping Lorentzian peaks?

If you have 2 Lorentzian peaks that partially overlap and you have some frequency resolution df (your points in frequency space are separated by df) and both Lorentzian peaks have FWHM $\Gamma$ is ...
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Detection of Troughs and Notches in a PPG Signal

I'm working a project which tries to determine Blood Pressure from PPG signals.I'm trying to extract the features as shown below... I'm having problem in finding the troughs and dicrotic notch for ...
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Harmonics in Quantal Histogram

I'm studying what I believe to be a system that produces a (noisy) quantal response (i.e. there should be a minimum increment of response). To do this, I've plotted a histogram of some ~6000 amplitude ...

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