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### What is the difference between linear and non-linear filters?

How a mean filter is called as linear filter and a median filter is called as non linear filter? I understand how a mean and median filter operates, but I was not able to relate with the term linear ...
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### Can we have a Digital Anti Aliasing filter?

I am working on a board that has no antialisaing filter at the input of the ADC. I have option to I implement my own filter using RC + Opamp circuit. But is it also possible to implement Anti ...
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### How Does a Convolution Can Be Expressed as a Matrix Multiplication (Matrix Form)?

I know this question may not be very relevant to programming, but if I don't understand the theory behind image processing I'll never be able to implement something in practice. If I got it right ...
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### Given Position Measurements, How to Estimate Velocity and Acceleration

This is simple i thought, but my naive approach led to a very noisy result. I have this sample times and positions in a file named t_angle.txt: ...
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### Approximating the frequency response of a median filter

A median filter is a non-linear and lossy process, so it doesn't have a closed form frequency response as would a FIR filter (say a box filter of the same length) in an LTI system. But how closely ...
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### interpret wavelet scalogram

My knowledge of wavelets is less than epsilon. Bear with me. If I have a signal of two well separated sinusoids (15 and 48 Hz) plus some random noise, I can clearly make out the two in a spectrogram (...
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### Using oversampling to increase resolution of a DC-signal as input

Currently I'm working on a project which uses oversampling to increase the resolution of a 12 bit ADC to a maximum of 16 bits. My goal is to fully understand the theory behind oversampling and why it ...
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### Adaptive filtering: Optimum filter length and delay

I'm trying to find the optimum filter length for an Adaptive Filtering, using RLS Algorithm. I'm using this design: So the "error" signal is the signal without noise (and that's the signal that I ...
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### Removing transients in highpass filtering with MATLAB

I've made a simple first order IIR highpass filter with a zero at z = 1 and a pole at z = 0.9. Its frequency response looks like this: Now, I filter a DC signal using this filter. Here's the MATLAB ...
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### A Simple Algorithm to Filter / Smooth / Denoise a Noisy Staircase Graph

Is there a way to remove the noise and smooth the graph into a staircase graph.
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### Does a filter add oscillations to a signal?

this is a more general version of a question which i asked previously. From what I understand, the purpose of a filter is to change the amplitude of a specific frequency band. As I went through the ...
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### How are two signals multiplied? And how is it different from convolving two signals?

Suppose that I have two signals $x[n] = \left\{2,4,1\right\}$ and $p[n] = \left\{5,1,8\right\}$ and I want to multiply them. How do you do that? How different is it from convolving two signals? I ...
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### Convolution of Signal with a Wavelet

I know that the complex wavelet transform is given by $$\int_{-\infty}^{\infty}f(x)\psi^*_{s,u}(x)\,dx$$ where $f$ is the signal, $\psi_{s,u}(x)=\frac{1}{\sqrt{s}}\psi(\frac{x-u}{s})$ is the wavelet. ...
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### What type of low-pass filter to use for gyroscope filtering in control application?

I am using a gyroscope to generate a feedback signal that drives a motor to resist rotation, just as in a camera gimbal. The gyroscope is sampling at 32 KHz with a bandwidth of 8 KHz, and my control ...
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### Is there a $z$-transform like for variable sampling rate signals?

I'm working with signals with variable sampling rate (the time space between samples is not constant). I know the delay between samples but I don't wont to interpolate the signal. Is there a way to ...
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### Filtering Overlapping Frequencies in sound file

I have been given a sound file of a plane passing over a rain forest filled with birds. I am supposed to filter out the sound of the plane as it flies over. I've accomplished this with various types ...
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### STFT overlap add method - What am i doing wrong?

i am trying to implement a short time fourier transform of an audio signal to do some filtering (subtract another stft signal using spectral subtraction). I am using a hamming window function with 50% ...
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### Filtering without using any transforms

A composite signal is defined as $$x(t) = \sin(2\pi 10t) + \sin(2\pi 40t) + \sin(2\pi 60t) + \sin(2\pi 50t)$$ Separate the four frequencies without using any of the transform techniques.
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### How to filter very low amplitude staircase signal from a background noise

I have a staircase signal of a specific pattern that is drowned in a background noise. The ratio of signal to noise amplitude is nearly $10^{-4}$. I have attached the image of both with this post. I ...
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### Simple software low pass filter

I am measuring voltages and currents of a 3-phase electrical machine and I need to calculate the power. Every interrupt (frequency between 30-70kHz) I get values (voltages, currents) from analogue-...
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### Extended Kalman Filter (EKF) for Non Linear (Coordinate Conversion - Polar to Cartesian) Measurements and Linear Predictions

I'm new to Kalman filtering and state estimation and I'd like some guidance on EKFs. Currently, I'm trying to use a linear prediction model coupled with nonlinear measurements to estimate the state ...
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### Interpolating/Decimating CIC Filter Group Delay

I have an Interpolating Cascaded Integrator Comb (CIC) filter designed as so: Rate Change = 100 Number of Stages = 4 Differential Delay = 1 I'd like to calculate ...
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### Polyphase Filter decomposition. It is not working

So, I want to do a polyphase implementation of a filter bank (I had problems with it since the beginning and I already asked for help to the community in the past, indeed: Norm MPEG-1 Layer III (Mp3) ...
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### How to design a filter with a certain magnitude response

I am trying to design a filter whose magnitude is the same as that of a given signal. The given signal is wind turbine noise, so it has significant low-frequency content. After designing the filter, I ...
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### Detecting & Removing steps in signal

Given the signal shown below, what is the best way to remove the steps and local maximas it contains. The signal contains some steps which can last up to 100 Samples before they return to about the ...
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### Is interpolation (interp1) better than FIR filtering when rational integers are close to 1?

Question I've been attempting to resample a GPS signal in MATLAB. I've built a few FIR filters using fvatool and from handmade transfer functions (punched out with ...
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### Is it not possible to perform non-linear filtering in frequency domain?

This link contains the following statement: In contrast to the frequency domain, it is possible to implement non-linear filters in the spatial domain. In this case, the summations in the ...
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### Is there an algorithm for second order filtering of data where the filter frequency is not known a priori?

It is well known that a moving average algorithm done in the time domain is equivalent to a filter with frequency response $\mathrm{sinc}(\omega\tau)$ where $\tau$ is the averaging time. (see this ...
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### What exactly does ordfilt2 do?

Can you please explain in simple terms what do the input parameters indicate in the ordfilt2 function in matlab? ...
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### Frequency response of Low pass filter and High pass filter

The transfer function of a Low pass filter is H(w). From this I want to develop a high Pass filter. I read in DSP by Proakis, Sec 4.5, that the high pass filter can be obtained by translating H(w) by ...
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### Derivation of the lowpass to bandpass transformation

I have a basic question. The "well known" lowpass to bandpass transformation is $$s \longmapsto \frac{\bar{s}^2 + \omega_1\omega_2}{\bar{s}(\omega_1 - \omega_2)},$$ which gives a bandpass ...
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### Design a comb notch filter when sampling rate is not an integer multiplicative of the cutoff frequency

Let's say I have a signal sampled at 976 Hz and I want to remove network interference noise, i.e. 50 Hz and all the harmonics. Is it possible theoretically to design a comb filter to do that? I have ...
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### Impulse response of ideal filters

I am aware that an ideal low-pass filter in both continuous time and discrete time has a $\mathrm{sinc}$ impulse response. What would the impulse response of an ideal high-pass or band-pass filter ...
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### Apply butterworth filter (lowpass) to a signal

I'm working on a DSP lab and I can't figure out how to apply the filter I've created to a sound. The only thing I found online that did something to my sound was ...
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### Optimal Level of Wavelet Decomposition for Denoising

If a certain mother wavelet is defined and the optimal threshold shall be defined via Donoho, how can I define the optimal decomposition level to achieve the best denoising results.
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### Equalizing $1/f$ noise

I am recently acquiring data through ADC on signals ranging from $0.1\textrm{ Hz}$ to $50\textrm{ kHz}$ ($F_s = 128\textrm{ kHz}$). I noticed that apart from the white noise, I have something similar ...
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### Image Filtering by Averaging Similar Areas of the Same Image - Patch Based Processing

I heard of filtering algorithms which, to filter an image specific area, find similar areas in the image and average them to reduce the noice of the original area. E.g. an edge of a house can be more ...
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### Easy way to get rid of noise in a hand drawing

I would like to take a user's hand drawn input, and filter out "noise", aka small sketches or blobs, where the user might have screwed up and accidentally touched his hand to the drawing device, or ...
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### Optimal windowing strategy for filtering live signal

I have a stream of 250 samples per second arriving at a pipeline stage which looks something like this simplified example. ...
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### Constraint on a filter

First of all thanks for your patience: it is the first time for me posting a question in this forum. I am not a DSP expert, but I should get by if you give me in depth explanation. This is an example ...
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### Alternatives to offline Kalman filtering

Recently I got into vehicle models and filtering in general and immediately faced with the following question. I have the recorded GPS data from car driving on a highway. However, there is a ...
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### Use samples of Fourier transform as DFT?

Consider the LTI system given by: $H(z) = 1 - \frac{1}{2}z^{-1}+\frac{3}{4}z^{-2}$ Let $x[n] = (\frac{1}{2})^nu[n]$ be the input to the system. We want to find the output for $n = 0,1,...,N_a$, using ...
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### Wiener filter to estimate constant signal

I want to compare the performance of a Wiener Filter and the Kalman filer to estimate the value of a constant $d$ using mesurements corrupted by a white noise. That is, my measurements are of the form ...
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### Removing Bounded Noise from an Audio Signal

I'm currently trying to remove some noise from a "contaminated" audio file. From what's given, I know that the noise is isolated to a specific frequency band - that is, from ~1400 Hz - ~1800 Hz. The ...
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### difference between mean filter and order statistic filter

I am working on my paper about comparing between mean filter and ordering statistics filter, The mean filter is contraharmonic mean filter and the ordering statistic filter is alphatrimmed mean filter....
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### Discrete Sinusoidal to State Space

I'm looking to apply an optimal LQR filter to a discrete signal of the form $x[n]=A\sin[\omega_0n + \phi]+ v[n]$ The amplitude $A$ and the phase $\phi$ are unknown variables I want to estimate using ...
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### Where does homomorphic filtering stand in regards to DSP applications?

I am studying my Oppenheim and Shaffer book, (New Edition), and the last chapter deals with something called homomorphic filtering. I have read the wiki and some other websites about it, but they do ...
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### Use of the harris-Moerder Nyquist Pulse Shaping Filter

I became aware today through fred harris' excellent presentation at the DSP Online Conference (https://www.dsponlineconference.com/) of the harris-Moerder pulse shaping filter which was published 15 ...
I would like to know how the output sequence from a fractionally spaced equalizer, with a non-integer oversampled input signal, is generated. For example, for $T=T_{sym}/2$, my actual code is ...