Questions tagged [fourier-transform]

The Fourier transform is a mathematical operation that decomposes a function into its constituent frequencies, known as a frequency spectrum.

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Estimate phase using STFT in Matlab?

My signal oscillates back and forth on the interval [-1, 1] at varying frequencies, with some added higher frequency noise components (example data shown below). I want to to estimate the phase of the ...
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Is the discrete Gaussian kernel an eigenfunction of the DFT?

So the Gaussian function is an eigenfunction of the Fourier transform because it transforms into itself, right? But this isn't true for the sampled Gaussian in the DFT because the tails of the ...
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What Are the Suggested Resources for Extensive Knowledge About the Fourier Transform (DFT, FFT, etc…)? [closed]

I would like to improve my knowledge about Fourier Transform related subjects. What are the recommended resources in order to self study about it?
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A kind of Phase Retrieval problem

I know there are lots of papers proposing algorithms for the problem of reconstructing a signal from modulus of its Fourier Transform (so-called Phase Retrieval Problem). Also, recently it is studied ...
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How to circularly shift a signal by a fraction of a sample?

The shift theorem says: Multiplying $x_n$ by a linear phase $e^{\frac{2\pi i}{N}n m}$ for some integer m corresponds to a circular shift of the output $X_k$: $X_k$ is replaced by $X_{k-m}$, where ...
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Similarity in absolute value of nearby DFT coefficients

Is there any approximate relation in FFT coefficients? For example, consider time domain signal $x_n$. Its $N$ point (assume $N$ to be even) DFT is given as $X_0,X_1,...,X_{N-1}$ Can I say something ...
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Right algorithm for fourier transform on physical heights

I have data from a LIDAR unit that I would like to get the spectral density of. Unfortunately, the only thing I remember from my Fourier analysis class are the methods that I know will not work. The ...
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Units of FFT frequency

I'm having some trouble understanding FFT plots and measures. According to this, this will give me the magnitude plot of FFT, ...
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Example of Fourier Transform not existing for real-life signals?

I got curious based on this question here, but basically, is there ever a real-life signal that exists where its Fourier transform does not exist? If a signal is not finite energy, then its Fourier ...
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DFT and multiplication/convolution equivalence

Is there a simple or potentially intuitive explanation for, with the DFT, vector multiplication in one domain being equivalent to circular convolution of the transforms of the vectors in the other ...
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What exactly is a complex envelope?

I have seen this be mentioned a couple of times in some books I read, so I want to make sure. Is the complex envelope simply the summation of the real and quadrature components of a signal, whereby ...
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Spatial Aliasing - Wrap Around F-K Spectra

I've been using F-K Filter, for a while, but I guess I never had good basic understanding about it Math. Someone asked me what is the cause of frequency wrap around in F-K Spectra plot ? I know it's ...
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The Sinc Function and the Partition of Unity Property

For this question purposes a function, $f \left( t \right)$ is said to hold the Partition of Unity if: $$\forall t, \ \sum_{n \in \mathbb{Z}} f \left ( t - n \right ) = 1$$ Using the Poisson ...
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Matching 2 audio files

I'm doing research on how we can do matching between 2 audio files using Android to see if they have the same content or not. After doing lots of research, I have concluded that I must do 2 main ...
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how to compute a discrete fourier transform on fragmented data

I have a list of collected data points that I need to take a DFT of, however with the problem that about one quarter of the data points in the middle are missing, and so even though the existing data ...
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Getting the amplitude and phase of harmonics in C

I have a periodic series of 360 values. How can I use the fftw c libraries to get the amplitude and phase of the first, second, third and fourth harmonic? If I do this for N=360 ...
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What is the optimal adaptive grid for calculating a DFT using a fixed number of sampling points?

I'm currently facing the following problem: I want to approximate the Fourier transform $F(\omega)$ of a (let's say, $L^2(\mathbb R)$) function $f(x)$ by calculating the discrete Fourier transform, ...
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How to Combine Low and High Frequencies of Two Images in MATLAB?

I would like to combine two images A and B in the following way: 1) I want to take a Fourier transform of both of them 2) For image A I want to apply a weighted filter, which gives more emphasis for ...
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Low pass signal filtering using FFT or simple infinite impulse response filter

I am currently in need for filtering accelerometer data for an Android application. First of all, I used a simple low-pass filter (simple infinite impulse response filter) as follows: ...
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Evaluating regular Fourier Transform from DFT

Suppose we know the DFT of a discrete limited sequence, some $X[k],\ k = 0, 1,\dots ,N-1$. How can we calculate the Fourier Transform of the same signal for a random frequency $\Omega$? EDIT: How ...
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Confusion related to DFT in a paper [closed]

I was reading a paper related to privacy where they perform fourier transformation of a time series data and retain few coefficients of the FFT. Then they apply some noise to these coefficients. These ...
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Image processing, recognizing a small feature in a larger image

I am trying to write an image processing program to recognize bubbles in oil. It has been suggested I try computing the convolution of the image and an image of a typical bubble. i.e. : ifft(fft(a)....
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How to calculate the energy levels of frequency intervals of an audio signal?

Using the Fourier transformation I can translate a signal from the time-domain to the frequency-domain. If I divide the frequency axis into intervals, how can I calculate the audios signals energy for ...
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What is the role of complex exponential?

What is the role of complex exponential $e^{jθ}$ in Fourier Transform? Is it different in the continuous and in discrete time domain?
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Question about the Haar Wavelet transform

I'm trying to detect the presence of a sinusoid in 1/f noise conditions using the STFT and the DWT with Haar wavelets. I find this interesting phenomenon that I'm not able to explain (see plot at 1) ...
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FFT of random binary data

I am trying to make sense of FFTs and binary data. Say I have a series of random binary data, which is measured with a repetition rate of 400Hz (interval time of 0.0025s). I have a total of 12489 ...