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$\tt ifft()$ function - absolute vs real form

I have multiple files from an experiment in frequency-domain that I would like to use ifft() function to convert to the time domain in R to apply signal processing ...
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Finite and Infinite support in time and frequency domain

It's known that signals with a finite support in time has an infinite support in frequency (talking about Fourier Transforms). A common example that is given for the claim is the triangle function ...
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Fourier transform of $ne^{-an}u[n]$

I need to find the Fourier transform of the following signal: $$ne^{-an}u[n]$$ The answers start by using the rule of the basic signal: $$a^nu[n] \rightarrow \frac{1}{1-ae^{-j\omega}} $$ and then ...
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Can a 1-dimensional signal be in a domain other than the time or frequency domain?

In signal processing I have only heard of signals being in the "Time" domain or in the "Frequency" domain, but are there situations where a signal is not in either of these? If so, what are these ...
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Why does the frequency in the DFT have to be an integer?

I don't know why the result of DFT and FFT in MATLAB like below images.. fs=128; t=0:1/fs:1-1/fs; x=cos(2*pi*3.5*t); X=fft(x); N=length(x); n=0:N-1; f=fs*n/N; plot(f,abs(X)/N); If I set the ...
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Showing linear-phase frequency response when only real part is known

I'm studying for an exam, and this particular practice problem is missing the solution: Given a causal LTI system where only the real part of the frequency response is known, $$\Re\left\{H(j\...
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How should this fft output be intepreted?

I am currently reading some code, so I can understand how this FFT output is actually been stored. I have a function which computes FFT of audio file, and stores is in the format. ...
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What does the negative sign mean in the image frequency domain?

When I transform an image from the spatial domain to the frequency domain, some frequencies are negative. What is the meaning of the negative sign? For example:
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What is relationship between entropy and frequency in image

When I was studying spatial frequency and entropy, it occured to me that "is there a relationship between entropy and frequency?". As you can see, if we consider only horizontal line, the frequency ...
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Is the value of a frequency bin of a DFT-output the average of the 'real' frequency values within that bin's range?

I am wondering whether the value of a frequency bin with a certain resolution is the average of the fourier transform values of the 'real' frequencies within that bin's range.
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Closest two frequencies that can be resolved

Forgive me if I misuse the terminology. I wish to transmit two slowly changing analogue signals by amplitude modulating two higher frequency sinusoidal carrier waves. I will superimpose the two AM ...
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Can i use frequency hopping spread spectrum technique for audio steganography?

I have been trying to use spread spectrum technique for audio steganography. I read a lot about it.But i didn't find any information about the steganography scheme using FHSS(frequency hopping spread ...
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Why multiplying frequency kernel with sinusoid results shifting frequency domain

I am having great time while reading "The Scientist and Engineer's Guide to Digital Signal Processing" book. In "Chapter-14 Introduction to Filters" author indicates we can create high pass filter ...
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Image 2D Real Cepstrum with DFT, Is `ifftshift` Needed?

This is my testing image,it is taken from this paper: I tried to transform it into its real cepstrum domain with this simple MATLAB code: ...
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What's the frequency transform of a random matrix?

Assume the following: img = 255*rand(512); %Generating a 2D matrix with random numbers between 0 to 255. fftimg = abs(fft2(img)); %FFT of the image. The frequency transform of this image is a ...
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How to get Instantaneous Magnitude for a Instantaneous Frequency From FFT?

My understanding if a frequency in my signal doesn't line up exactly with a bin, it is smeared over a few bins to the right and left. How can the instantaneous magnitude be determined? (do I have to ...
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frequency domain phase shift

While going through FFT I came to know that, shifting of phase in frequency domain results on shifting of time in time domain. According to this, in wireless communications, from the transmitter side ...
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How do I warp a 1 dimensional signal in frequency domain?

I want to implement VTLN (Vocal Tract Length Normalization). It is equivalent to warping the signal in the frequency domain according to the following graph. I can't wrap my head around how one ...
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Using only positive frequencies in fourier domain, How will it affect the ifft?

I am going to do some kind of transformation and transform a data to another domain, and again back to the first domain. For this, I take a fourier transform of the data and separate the positive part ...
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Convolution theorem

As stated by the convolution theorem, a convolution in spatial domain is equivalent to a multiplication in the frequency domain.Nevertheless, when should the first be preferred over the latter?
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Examples of Causal and Complex Wavelets?

I'm looking for wavelets that are both: causal (a wavelet coefficient $W(j,k)$, where $j$ is scale and $k$ is translation, does not use data from $t > k$ to be estimated). complex (such as the ...
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Visualising OFDM subcarriers in the frequency domain

Im struggling to understand why in some images the frequency domain shows clear bars with amplitude and phase and with 0 frequency variation (it is clear that the frequency of the waves does not ...
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Computation of the Inverse DCT (IDCT) Using DCT Or IFFT

Is there a way to compute the inverse discrete cosine transform (type-2) by leveraging either a DCT, FFT, or IFFT algorithm? I have seen ways to compute the DCT using FFTs, and I've seen ways to ...
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Convolution and Modulation Theorem with Octave Example

As far as I know, convolution theorem stated that $$ x[n] * y[n] = X(e^{j \omega}) Y(e^{j \omega}) $$ $$ X(e^{j \omega}) * Y(e^{j \omega}) = x[n] y[n] $$ I tried a simple experiment using GNU Octave ...
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Interpretation of a sampled signal in the frequency domain

Suppose we have a signal $y(t)$. For sampling we use a Dirac $\delta$ function. The sampled function is $\widetilde{y}(t)$. So $$\widetilde{y}(t) = y(t)\cdot\sum_{n=-\infty}^{\infty}\delta(t-nT).$$ ...
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Determine Phase Difference and Time Delay Between Two Pulsed Sinusoidal Signals

I am working on a code that generates two signals: A pulsed sinusoidal signal ($1\textrm{ MHz}$) beginning at $0$ phase, and lasts for say $5\ \mu\text{s}$, then trails zeros. The other signal has the ...
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The frequency response function (FRF) fails to detect the antiresonance of a system

I am trying to identify a vibrational systems by computing the frequency response function (FRF) of the system when a chirp signal is applied to its input. After comparing the FRF computed and the ...
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Importance of Discrete Cosine Transform over High Pass filter?

I have recently studied few work where the low and high frequency components of an image is accessed using the discrete cosine transform (one such example is presented here). Low and High frequency ...
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What happens at the edges in fft2 filtering?

I am doing a fairly simple homework assignment in MATLAB that is to filter an image in the frequency domain. So my code looks something like this: ...
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correct way for Zero padding

I am doing simulation of FMCW radar. I am applying signal processing chain on raw radar data. Here in the code below, I am taking fft of data and plotting it. ...
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Comparison between 2 images in Frequency domain

As you can see there are 2 images from the Tom and Jerry cartoon program. In the 1st image both Tom and Jerry are present. But in the 2nd one,only Tom is present.Now,we can clearly see this ...
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Color Artifacts in Fourier Transformed Image

I am working with images and Fourier transforms. I am trying to understand what might be causing some artifacts in my output image. I am starting with a 512x512, RGB image of Lenna. I FFT the image,...
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Similarity theorem in Fourier analysis

I have a homework problem that I'm not quite sure how to complete. The problem is as follows: PROBLEM Write the definition of the Fourier coefficients, and show that $$f(t + \frac{1}{2}T) = f(t) \...
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Standard deviation of Gaussian corresponding to perfect low pass filter [1,1]

For a time discrete signal, the rect-filter (for 1D signal [1,1]) is a perfect low pass filter. I was wondering, what is the best gaussian approximation of this filter? For a current problem, I ...
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How to do image reconstruction from array data?

i have 15 set of data which is the s-parameter, consist of 2 column (1001x2) each set. The first column is frequency and the second column is magnitude in dB. I have transform the magnitude from (dB) ...
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What features to use for multilayer perceptron model of an EEG signal?

I have an EEG signal that I want to extract features to apply multilayer perceptron (MLP). What I should use, Fourier or wavelet coefficients?
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Fractional Frequency and negative Frequencies

So, when we Sampled any signal at the rate lower than Nyquist Frequency we get aliasing, for instance, If the frequency of Cosine wave is 5Hertz and I had to make 5cycles in a second and if the ...
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Normalized cross-correlation in frequency domain

I never worked with signal processing and never really used Fourier transforms before, still I am working on a project consisting on taking the output of an accelerometer to detect some movement ...
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Is it right to talk about dynamic range on frequency domain?

I'm comparing three frequency response's plots from simulations and experiments and I observed that two of them look like clamped to a DC component, where the max dB value is i.e. 100 and the min is ...
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Break a signal into segments, add them together and then perform an FFT on the result

If you break a 4 second signal into 0.5 second segments, add them together and then perform an FFT on the resultant 0.5 second data. Will the FFT / frequency spectrum be the simlar to an FFT on the ...
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FFT radix-2 in audio - resolution issues - logarithmic scale - sample rate VS buffer size

I would like to ask how to deal with audio DSP. Is FFT good at all to deal with audio? I am working on an app, that generates a single impulse, rout it to an EQ plugin, and the output of the plugin is ...
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Simulation of FMCW radar in frequency domain

I would like to simulate a FMCW radar in the frequency domain. I used the code (Matlab) I attached below. Specially I am interested in the phase spectrum of the beat signal. In a further research I ...
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How to conserve symmetry of discrete spectrum after applying fractional delay in the frequency-domain? [duplicate]

Imagine a real-valued, discrete-time signal $h[n]$ with $N$ samples and a sampling period of $T_s = 1/f_s$. We know that the DFT of the signal $H[k]$ is conjugate symmetric because the signal is real-...
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Why do we need a Homomorphic Filter?

Please, explain in layman's terms, Why do we need a Homomorphic Filter? In what kind of situations should we use Homomorphic filtering? What kind of images need Homomorphic filtering?
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How to convert a spatial frequency in a 2D-DFT into the units radians per pixel?

Let's say I have a 2D image, and I take the discrete Fourier Transform (via FFT) of that image. In the frequency domain, I get the following image: In this image, let's just assume all the spatial ...
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How do I find amplitude modulation effects in natural signals

It is relatively easy to discover overlaid (additive) signals in natural phenomena using wavelet decomposition, Fourier Transforms, CEEMD, etc, because addition in the time domain is the same as ...
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Does MATLAB have a FM discriminator [closed]

I'm wondering if MATLAB communications or DSP toolboxes has a FM discriminator? If so, what is the name of the function/object?
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Envelope detection in frequency domain with MATLAB

I need to compute the envelope of a spectrum in MATLAB. Is there a specific function that can do it? I saw the function [yupper,ylower] = envelope(x,np,'peak') ...
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Comparing the spatial frequency between groups of images

I have 2 groups of images, and I want to compare these groups based on the spatial frequencies of the images. In the end, I'd like to be able to say "group A is/is not significantly different from ...
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Creating synthetic frequency domain box filter vs 4 pixels in corners

Creating two 10x10 black images. 1st image, adding a 2x2 white box in the middle (Low pass filter). 2nd image, adding 1 pixel in each of the corners. Then performing the following steps in that order:...