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

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Question on spatial sampling for non-linear and/or non-uniform arrays

I am a little confused as to how to compute the nyquist criterion for a sensor array that is not linear, and/or non-uniform. For the linear, uniformly spaced case, the spatial nyquist is delimited by ...
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Linear Frequency Cepstral Coefficients, is Filter bank needed?

I am working on my master thesis on acoustic pattern recognition and have a question to the calculation of cepstral coefficients. I understand the step with a filter bank in MFCC calculation, it is ...
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Convolution of spectra to sensor response function?

I am really sorry if it is wrong place to ask this question but i couldn't not find any stackexchange website appropriate. i have some reflectance values of a material which are measured in 10.5 and ...
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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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Sinc interpolation formula for signal reconstruction in frequency domain from bipolar samples

As per the title, I was wondering if there was a $\operatorname{sinc}$ based interoplation formula for reconstructing a signal in the frequency domain which has been sampled with respect the bipolar ...
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What's spectral "tilt"?

I am looking at article Speech-in-noise intelligibility improvement based on spectral shaping and dynamic range compression. In paragraph 2.2 the article mentions "tilt" of the spectral envelope. The ...
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Calculating Phase Response for 2 microphones given the input

I want to measure and compare the phase response of two identical microphones. To do this, I have a pressure chamber, which allows to apply the same pressure to both microphones. I apply a sweeped ...
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What are variance and bias in spectral estimation (specifically periodogram spectral estimation)?

So far, I have read that all the non-parametric estimation techniques decrease the frequency resolution in order to decrease the variance in the spectral estimate What is the general "overview" ...
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What is the proper way to select the time-bandwidth product when doing multi-taper spectral estimation?

Frequently programs for calculating the spectrum of a signal using the multi-taper method require the user to specify the time-bandwidth product. What considerations must be made when selecting the ...
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Removing multiplicative noise (signal) in FFT

I've read up a little here on how to deal with multiplicative noise vs additive noise, with the most simple approach to take the logarithm of the signal to remove the noise. I'm wondering how this ...
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What is the cleanest, most transparent way to rapidly excite a resonant bandpass to a given amplitude (for musical synthesis)?

Background Music audio synthesis can be performed using underdamped resonant bandpasses as harmonic oscillators (set to harmonic frequencies of a given note). These can then be excited when input ...
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How to test for SNR for an ADC

I have a 24 bit ADC and I need to test for signal-to-noise ratio. I have a function generator which can generate different signals, so can I simply take 10*log10(power of signal/power of noise)? When ...
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How to retune this mixture of 2 close-frequency sinusoids?

I have a signal which is a mixture of 2 close-frequency sinusoids, something like 1320 Hz and 1325 Hz, with an amplitude envelope which is typical for a musical instrument (ADSR). $$s(t) = a_1(t) \sin(...
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Event-related EEG (epoch averaging) as a form of inter-harmonic bandstop filtering?

There is a matter that comes to my mind from time to time, now I describe it in detail. Anyway I am a first year PhD student, doing research in the field of cognitive neuroscience, but yet I only have ...
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MUSIC Algorithm for 2D Power Spectrum

I am trying to use Frequency-wavenumber analysis for estimating speed of sound using two-dimensional data obtained via channel of arrays. The traditional technique is to use FFT to transform the data ...
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Coherence between two signals at a particular frequency is less than one, yet the corresponding frequency components differ by a scalar multiple

I'm sampling from the functions $x(t)=\cos(2\pi f_0t)$ and $y(t)=\cos(2\pi f_0t^{1.005})$, for one second, where $f_0=300$ and my sampling rate is $f_s=1000$. ($N=1000$). A plot of the coherence ...
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Coherence between two signals: How to convey the underlying idea using spectral decomposition and orthogonal projections?

My question is somewhat similar to one I posted previously I understand how coherence is defined in terms of spectral densities, but I would be elated if I could explain the basic concept of coherence,...
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For a real-world system of oscillating mechanical components, what kinds of frequencies should I seek in DFT?

I have a real world system I am analyzing consisting of actual mechanical components that oscillate by rotating back and forth in a fixed axle (kind of like those finger fidget spinners but my system ...
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Answered-Question About Radar Pulse Modulation

I am trying to simulate a radar-transmitted signal with a 4.5 Hz clock frequency and 1.8 GHz carrier frequency. I generated the carrier signal and a rectangle shape pulse signal, then multiplied in ...
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Welch Method FFT Python - Scaling factor?

I've been implementing a Welch method FFT and I am trying to work out the correct scaling factor that should be applied to the output of the function so the PSD is accurate because at the moment it's ...
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How to determine number of observations based on measurement frequency?

So I'm working on a problem where I'm measuring a signal with two different instruments -- one is a low frequency measurement system (1 Hz), and the other is a high frequency measurement system (200 ...
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How to take the inverse FFT of Welch's power spectral density in Python?

I have calculated the power spectral density of a weakly-stationary signal using Welch's method (as implemented by scipy.signal.welch in Python), and am looking to take the inverse Fourier transform ...
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Getting the right frequency (using FFT)

I am implementing the method from this paper: https://dspace.mit.edu/bitstream/handle/1721.1/66243/Picard_Noncontact%20Automated.pdf?sequence=1&isAllowed=y The main idea is cardiac pulse ...
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Definitions of PSD, ESD and Autocorrelation

This question is going to encompass multiple areas and may not have a single answer but here it goes. I'm trying to conceptualize 3 different concepts and how they relate to each other. These 3 ...
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Two versions of Constant Q Transform (CQT) doesn't match each other?

To my knowledge, there's two major CQT papers, the one by Brown in 1991, and the one by Schorkhuber in 2010. The 2010 paper claims to be a more computationally efficient implementation of the 1992 ...
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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 calculate the Fourier Transform of a solvable chaos waveform?

Recently I am stucking in frequency estimation of a solvable chaos waveform. Its local analytic expression in time domain is $$ z(t)=s_m(u_m-s_m)e^{\beta(t-mT)}\cos(\omega_0 t+\varphi),mT\leq t<(m+...
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What is the correct way to do Short term Fourier transform and extract the phase information from local sections of a signal?

I took a triangular voltage signal and taking it's time derivative I obtained the current through a pure capacitor. Then I took different portion of voltage and current signals, took their Fourier ...
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Implementing a 2d butterworth filter for image processing?

I am at the moment trying to implement a bandpass butter worth filter which i then can use to apply on my original image. Problem is though My implementation of it using OpenCV doesn't seem to be ...
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1/f noise generation

Recently I was reading a paper about the pink noise generation. But I don't have any background of this field. I am confused with some part in the paper. First, the Voss's algorithm generated a ...
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I have a sequence which is made of complex exponentials with arbitrary amplitudes and initial phases. No noise

I have a sequence which is made of complex exponentials with arbitrary amplitudes and initial phases. No noise. That is it is a sum of the complex exponentials of the form $A_i e^{jnw_i+p_i}$. For ...
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Determining the point in a temporal signal when a periodic behavior begins to occur

I'm a newcomer to digital signal processing, so I'm looking for some general advice and direction on this problem I have. I have a signal like that shown below. Starting around x=40000, you can see a ...
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Spectral Correlation Function estimation using FAM method -- implementation help

I am trying to estimate the Spectral Correlation Function by the FFT Accumulation Method (FAM) in Matlab. The way I understand the FAM method is as this link (see page 6 & 7 for FAM tutorial). ...
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Adding shot noise in frequency domain

I have a current signal represented by an array in python, which I would like to add shot noise to. Shot noise is defined as $$ σ_i = \sqrt{2qI \Delta f} $$ where $q$ is the elementary charge, $I$ ...
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why wavelet (CWT) doesn't show accurate results always?

hmm any one can help please? I have a signal that contains some modes in it. I've run a CWT transform but I haven't got my desired results. so I implement a test signal that contains freqs [0.1,0.3,0....
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Calculating a filter's attenuation at a certain frequency from the Q-factor

I'm using the Web Audio API to make a graphic EQ with four BiQuad filters; a highpass, two bandpass and a low pass: You can see each node representing each filter's frequency. It's working nicely but ...
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Is the Auditory Spectrogram the same as the Magnitude Spectrogram?

This is in the context of speech signals. The magnitude spectrogram is computed by framing the signal into short time windows, applying a hamming (or similar) window, computing the fft over each ...
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Most appropriate spectral analysis method for a recording of a saxophone note?

I'm currently doing an investigation where I am attempting to resonant frequencies of an Alto Saxophone at various different notes. I have taken audio recordings of the notes with a sample rate of $...
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How can it be possible that I hear people voice from my computer speaker?

I searched on web and apparently can be due to truck drivers communicating at CB band which is around 20MHz. And apparently this communication may interference with the frequencies used by computer's ...
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In the frequency domain of a phase modulated signal, why there are are prominent frequency components which are multiples of sampling frequency?

In the frequency domain representation of a digital phase modulated signal, why there are prominent other frequency components which are multiples of the sampling frequency, other than the main ...
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Is there something wrong with MATLAB's pwelch function?

The normalized factor for windowing, is it $(\sum w[n])^2$ or $\sum w^2[n]$? I try to reproduce the pwelch function, if I set the normalized factor to $(\sum w[n])^2$, I get the same result as MATLAB ...
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Discontinuities in the frequency domain

I'm trying to implement a waveform such the frequency will look like this - $f(t)=f_0+\left(f_1-f_0\right) e^{\frac{\left(t \pm \delta_t / 2\right)^2}{2 \sigma^2}}$ To do so, I calculate it like this -...
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Power Spectral Density and Total Power Calculation for Signal

I am currently working on analyzing a signal with the autocorrelation function given by: $$R(\tau) = 100 \cos( 10000\pi\tau) (Λ(2000\tau))^2$$ I need assistance in plotting the power spectral density ...
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Spectrum and Fourier transform of a sine wave

Take for example: $x(t)=A\sin(2\pi f_0t)$. The Fourier transform of this signal is $\hat{s(f)}=\frac{A}{2i}(\delta(f-f_0)-\delta(f+f_0))$. If we want to represent the spectrum of the signal we would ...
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Calculating k-space coverage from antenna positions

I work with radar and I want to understand which spatial frequencies I can measure, i.e. the k-space coverage, given a set of coordinates of transmitter-receiver combinations. The ideal coverage for a ...
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Noise color in multidimensional frequency space - is there an angular effect or dependence?

I understand that if there is a non-constant level of noise in one-dimensional frequency space, e.g. noise variance increasing linearly with frequency gives "blue noise" in the iFFT space. ...
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Detect digitally time stretched audio made back to tape

Does anyone know how to detect and quantify a digitally time stretched audio signal when made back to tape?
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Unbiased estimation of the bispectrum

There are many methods of computing estimations of the bispectrum, and in particular regarding methods to give unbiased estimations of this quantity. I was wondering whether if, given a complex-valued ...
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How to characterize unknown perturbations in practice ? FFT analysis?

I want to analyze the motion X(t) of a very flexible structure, which is excited/forced by unknown perturbations, in order to characterize this perturbations. Hence,...
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Is it possible to explicitly express a simple coherence calculation in terms of linear regression?

I'm a mathematician seeking to improve my conceptual understanding of what the coherence between two signals, $x$ and $y$, represents. I know it's analogous to a linear regression coefficient, in that ...
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