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Questions tagged [frequency-spectrum]

The frequency spectrum of a time-domain signal is a representation of that signal in the frequency domain.

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Spatial smoothing - 2D MUSIC [FMCW MIMO radar processing]

I'm using a 2D Music algorithm for the estimation of Range-Azimuth info in a ULA FMCW MIMO radar. The algorithm procedure is pretty simple as per Belfiori F., Application of 2D MUSIC Algorithm to ...
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Separating Ultrasonic signal from echo at the receiver

A transducer is acting as a transmitter and a receiver. It keeps on sending pulses which can hit an object placed at 5cm. Echo comes back and hits the transducer while it is continuously sending ...
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Spectrum Inversion Problem

For a signal with $f_c$ (Centre Frequency) $=1200MHz \,\,$ and $BW= 100MHz$ ,which of the following Sampling Frequency ($f_s$) will cause spectrum inversion: A)$\, 287.5MHz \quad$ B)$\,575MHz \quad$...
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Method for the Localisation of Impulsive Noise in Speech Signal

I'm sorry if this question has already been answered, but I couldn't find anything. I'm working on a program for noise detection and need to locate the position of impulsive noise. The following image ...
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Why packet wavelet transform for frequency analysis gets non-informative results for some frequencies and phase?

I wrote the following code in Julia for packet wavelet transform. It uses Haar transform (I've chosen low-pass filter to keep average value of the signal). As usual, it works recursively filtering ...
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How is frequency related to data rate?

How does (if it does) frequency affect/relates to Data Rate. Why for example using the same modulation, LoRa (in the physical layer), you get somewhere around 250kbps at 2.4Ghz and only 20kbps at ...
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What are real-valued and complex signals and why is the Fourier transform of a real-valued signal Hermitian?

I have confusions in these concepts: What are real-valued signals? What is the difference between it and complex signals? Why is it so that for real-valued signals, the spectrum of negative ...
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Wide-Band Lorentzian FDTD Algorithm

I want to convert a simulated gain/absorption of a material, which can be understood as a discreet (dispersive?) function $g_i(f_i)$ ($f$ is for frequency) or $g_i(\lambda_i)$, into $\tilde g(t)$ for ...
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Accelerometer signal processing

I'm new signal processing (this is my first pratical application), so I ask sorry if my question is simple. My challenge is to see the displacement of accelerometer when I have vibration too. I do ...
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Why is noise a power signal?

1. I'm generating a power signal: ...
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How to solve signal MFSK or FHSS question (received signal+ noise+jamming)

I'm trying to solve the following: \begin{equation} A \cos(2\pi f t + \theta_1) + B \cos(2\pi f t + \theta_2) = D\cos(?f?\theta) \end{equation} I just need to know the correct value of D, the value ...
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Amplitude and Phase spectrum of a signal [closed]

Please help me to solve this question.
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how to obtain the throughput expression for NOMA system

For a NOMA system of three users(i) with respect to 5 subcarriers(j) form a cluster on the same frequency the how to form the throughput expression inorder to calculate the performance. similarly for ...
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why is my FFT magnitude of real time recording so volatile?

My goal is to do spectrum analysis of a gear motor. I used Python with the Pyaudio package and made a crude spectrum analyzer that displays the FFT as the sound is being recorded. I recorded 10 ...
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Spectrum estimation

When calculating the spectrum estimation of a signal $x(t)$ with random noise, why do we use ($E$ for expectation) $$E[|X(\omega)|^2]$$ but not $$E[|X(\omega)|] $$ If it is because the random ...
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How does discrete spectral moment relate to continuous spectral moment?

It is said in discrete/digital signal processing that $r$th spectral moment of signal $x[n]$ is defined as: $$\sum_{n=-\infty}^{\infty}n^r x[n]$$ But how does this relate to usual continuous $r$th ...
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Real time spectrum analyzer display problem

In real time spectrum analyzers, it is said that data is captured without any loss in time domain and user can see any event that happend in the captured time. In case of high bandwidth and low ...
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Can spectral density be a complex quantity?

I have a signal ($S(t)$) which is product of a Gaussian ($G(t)$) and a random phase function ($e^{i\theta(t)}$, here $\theta(t)$ is a random function), as shown below $S(t)=G(t).e^{i\theta(t)}$ If I ...
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Fourier like spectral analysis with uneven intervals and redesigned DFT matrix

I intended to use a discrete Fourier transform (DFT) on a time series sampled at uneven intervals. What I did was to calculate a DFT matrix where the elements are the values at the uneven locations ...
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Sampling: How should I sketch a signal spectrum?

As revision, I am going through Signals and Systems, and in Section 7.1the authors are sketching representative spectra for x(t) and ...
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How to plot noise shaped spectrum of First order Incremental Sigma Delta ADC's output?

A little background: This question is about viewing the output spectrum of incremental delta sigma modulators (IDSM). IDSM is a subcategory of general delta sigma modulators where the integrators are ...
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Will noise cancellation with playstation eye improve my spectral analysis?

Im doing some beginners spectral analysis for a homemade reactive RGB LED project and was thinking of ways to improve the accuracy of the audio analysis. Im using a Playstation eye with a Raspberry Pi ...
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system identification: MATLAB tfestimate gives different results for different Fs

So I have an experimental data; A is a chirp signal (sweep sine wave) and B is the response of the system. I identify the system as follows in MATLAB: ...
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Frequency spectra of a sampled process

I have a process $X$ with frequency spectra I sample this process with sampling frequency $f_s = 2$. What will the frequency spectra $R_z(f)$ of the sampled process $Z$ look like? I realize that ...
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What's the right scale to represent a frequency spectrum?

To represent a 16 bits temporal spectrum, it's "easy" : my scale is going from -32000 to +32000. But What's the scale for a frequency spectrum ? I made that try : I calculated a pure single frequency ...
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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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How to increase resolution of FFT?

I have an input signal in the ( 0 - 20 kHz ) frequency range . When i sample this signal maximum sampling frequency is around 40 kHz . When i calculate the FFT using 1024 points i got resolution of ...
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Best Way to Extract Frequency from Signal [closed]

I want to send signal that compound from 16 different frequency over GSM. The problem is the GSM network is very noisy and I have only 400-3400 hz frequency available for use. I try using fft ...
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Proof that the Lomb-Scargle periodogram reduces to the classical periodogram when the sample is equally spaced

If we have a equally spaced sample, we can use the conventionally used periodogram: $$P_x(\omega) = \frac{1}{N_0}\left[\left(\sum_j X_j\cos \omega t_j\right)^2+\left(\sum_j X_j\sin \omega t_j\right)^...
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Frequency resolution - resolution BW relation for different window functions

I am working on FFT based spectrum analyser and I am not sure how to proceed calculating the RBW. According to the document (page 20) in the link, RBW described as $k \frac{f_s}N$ where $f_s$ ...
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How to estimate the frequency characteristics of a nonlinear chirp?

Given a partial time-domain recording of a noise-corrupted chirp that asymptotically approaches a frequency, and the function that determines the non-linearity, how can I accurately estimate the final ...
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Determine 3 most dominant frequencies in a signal, PSD or just the absolute value of a Fourier transform?

I have a noisy ECG signal recorded for 5 minutes. My goal is to determine heart rate every 2 seconds. To find out 3 most dominant heart rates (Beats per minute) in a 2s-signal should I calculate its ...
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Power spectrum RMS or peak

I’m a newbie and wondering if I calculate the power spectrum from the peak amplitude or from the amplitude rms ? This is my matlab script so far: ...
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Frequency Modulation to arbitrary Audio signals [closed]

I understand how FM synthesis works, but I was wondering how to FM arbitrary samples or part of samples. I.E any frame of audio samples. Further more the modulator can itself be an arbitrary frame of ...
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Spectral averaging without phase information

In the context of signal averaging to reduce uncorrelated noise: Is it possible to perform signal averaging from just the magnitude spectrum of certain signals? Or that would only work if we know ...
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What is the difference between Spectrogram and Scalogram?

Could someone please explain the difference between the two? Spectrogram: A visual representation of the spectrum of a sound changing through time. Scalogram: (signal processing) A visual ...
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Matching two signals with small time drift

I have two time-domain signals sampled at 100 Hz that were measured using two different oscillators and therefore have a time drift between them. I have two synchronization points, one at the start ...
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Advantage of using DFT and IDFT hardware for modulation

I am doing a course in communications and while discussing multicaruer modulation to break down a signal into smaller bandwidths (for BW to be less than coherence bandwidth), there was mention of ...
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Calculating SFDR from FFT of ADC output

A few months ago, as part of my summer internship, I had performed interfacing of an ADC with FPGA (Zynq-7000). The goal was to take an analog signal from a signal generator, feed it to the ADC and ...
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Accurate description of the spectrum of sinusoid waveform added with WGN?

The transmitting signal is $$ s(t) = \sin(20\pi t)+\sin(40\pi t)+\sin(60\pi t) $$ The received signal after AWGN channel is $$ r(t) = s(t)+n(t) $$ where the variance of noise $n(t)$ is $\sigma^2$. ...
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Plot the spectrum and n-point DFT

$x_a(t) = \cos(2\pi f_a t)$ was sampled with sampling period $T_s$. Plot the { spectrum | $N$-point DFT } of $x[n]$ ($f_a$, $T_s$ or $f_s$ given, $N$ given - whole number of periods or not). Anyone ...
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How to plot and normalize a spectrum in matlab

I am given the coefficients of an FIR filter. I have created its impulse response through a convolution with a unit pulse. Now I want to plot the frequency spectrum. I perform zero-padding and ...
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Frequency bins too powerful at the start and at the end of each sample computed DFT data

I've taken the following link http://coding-geek.com/how-shazam-works/#comments as a project to start practising and learning signal processing and python programming for me to get started in speech ...
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Spectrogram of 493 signals at a time [closed]

I have been working with some seismic data and recently submitted a paper to a journal. My seismic data has 493 traces: each trace are 8300 seconds long with sampling frequency of 2000 Hz. One of ...
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How can I get the power of a specific frequency band after FFT?

I need help with my matlab code. I have recorded EEG data and now I want to analyse it in matlab. I want to find the mean power of specific frequency ranges (theta: 4-8 Hz,alpha: 8-12Hz etc.). For ...
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Spectrogram Interpretation

I collected vibration data (amplitude and time) on a component that was attached to an engine. Using MATLAB I plotted a spectrogram to see what frequencies it vibrated at. The code: ...
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difficulty in understanding amplitude, frequency and period

I have difficulty in understanding of some fundamental terms as amplitude. Can be there more than one amplitude for a signal? The following expression is combination of 3 sinusoidal signal, so are ...
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Can I have some feedback on this research paper on vibration diagnostics?

I have submitted this paper "Detecting a Valve Spring Failure of a Piston Compressor with the Help of the Vibration Monitoring" to figshare.com. I would like to get some feedback on the methodology ...
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Spectrum of Cosine in Complex Form

The complex exponential form of cosine $$\cos(k \omega t) = \tfrac{1}{2} e^{i k \omega t} + \tfrac{1}{2} e^{-i k \omega t}$$ The trigonometric spectrum of $\cos(k \omega t)$ is single amplitude of ...