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Frequency in signal processing is the number of cycles (of the signal) per second.

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Down sampling in the frequency domain

I would like to down sample a signal from it's original sampling rate of 2,000,000 samples per second to 48,000 (or 44100) starting from the output of an FFT. This FFT delivers 16384 data points (...
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Incorrect Frequency results when using Multiple Signal Classification (MUSIC)

I am using MUSIC (Multiple Signal Classification) to determine Direction Of Arrival (DOA) and frequency of signals impinging on an Antenna Array. I am using a function ...
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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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Global Transforms besides the DFT?

This is a simple question. Fourier analysis gives us the DFT, which is known as a global transform of a signal. In contrast, the Discrete Wavelet Transform (DWT) has a plethora of wavelets, all of ...
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Instantaneous Frequency Estimation by Hilbert Transform - Theoretical Justification and Proof

I would like to better understand why the instantaneous frequency estimation by Hilbert transformation works (and especially why it doesn't work / lead to precise results in many cases). The ...
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Is it possible to create a causal filter with a positively-sloped phase response?

I am currently prototyping a set of noise-cancelling headphones that utilize active EQ to modify the noise-cancelling signal, allowing the user to modify the frequencies that they hear or don't hear. ...
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Frequency translation with FFT

I'm new to DSP and I would like to make an SDR receiver. For this I want to shift bins in the frequency domain in order to bring to 0Hz any portion of the base band spectrum (I know that there are ...
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Does anyone recognize this modulation?

I'm trying to extract the code of my garage remote, but i have some difficulty to find witch modulation has been used. At first I thought it was a simple digital modulation, but there is some strange ...
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Periodic signal filtering: transform from frequency domain doesn't meet expectation

The signal in question is: $$x(t)= \sum_{n=-\infty}^{+\infty} \text{rect}\left(\frac{t-4nT}{2T}\right)+\text{trian}\left(\frac{t-n4T}{T}\right)\quad\text{with}\quad T=1\,\textrm{ms}$$ Passes through ...
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Doppler shift using PLL

I am trying to apply phase lock loop to calculate phase shift due to doppler effect and finally calculate the doppler frequency($\Delta f$). I am assuming that the received wave is of the form, $r(t) =...
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How are the time scales of an exponential decaying autocorrelation related to the duration of peaks?

I'm reading a biology article (full text here) that analyzed the variation of a cell parameter over time at different stimulus intensities (calcium concentration). The frequency of peaks increases at ...
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Is there any problem with my FFT method?

I am trying to analysis a system by Fourier Transform. my system has 3 dominant modes. (1,0.05) (0.51,0.01),(0.46,0.01) the pairs are defined as (freq,damping_ratio) I've got those result with ...
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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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Varying signal bandwidth with two signal generators

I would like to emulate a signal with bandwidth (like BPSK) for some testing, but the two signal generators I have access to do not have any BPSK options installed. If I know the frequency (2462MHz) ...
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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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Maximum Frequency deviation in Frequency Modulation

I am writing a script to frequency modulate the stereo audio signal, and later calculating the modulation index wrt time. As we have to modulate the stereo audio signal, I have to first synthesize ...
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Complex Spectral Phase Evolution (CSPE) Performance depending on signal windowing?

I am look into CSPE. "Signal Analysis Using the Complex Spectral Phase Evolution (CSPE) Method" The method is simple. It compares the original signal's FFT and shifted signal FFT in phase domain so ...
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The Definition of Q Factor by an Equation and How to Graph

I am currently building an EQ in an music app, and it's relatively simple: 6 bands of fixed center frequency, and a Q knob to control the Q of all bands, because we do not currently have space for ...
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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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How can I design a PI controller for a closed loop system, which requires a bandwidth equal to the natural frequency and a set Phase Margin?

For a school project I have to hand in a small report on a this problem. I've been studying so much for it but right now I'm just mixing up everything I've seen and just don't know where to start. I'd ...
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How to see the amplitude of each frequency?

do you know software that exports spectrograms to images of 500x22000 pixels? all the spectrograms that I know show diffused frequencies and it does not look very good I just want to see the amplitude ...
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i want to mute a particular frequency in real time audio

i want to mute a particular frequency range in real time audio for eg: in audio signal frequency above 3 kHz should be muted for specific interval of time.
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How does bandwidth relate to the bitrate?

This might be a really trivial question, but I can't wrap my head around it. In almost every textbook, we're told that bandwidth (among power and noise), is the factor for both range and bitrate. I'...
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How to calculate the spatial frequency of an image in cycles per image

I have been attempting to calculate the spatial frequency of a colour image. I first converted it to grayscale and used a Fast Fourier transformation (fft2) that codes the quantity of each spatial ...
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Frequencies from unsorted data

I have a 2D samples f(x,y) = z in a circle (disc). Values x, y are not generaly uniform, but they can be resampled. Is there ...
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Regressing/interpolating between quasi-periodic sinusoids

This is a cross-post (on recommendation) from CV. My problem is very simple. I currently intend on using Kriging (Gaussian process regression) to perform regression between the trajectories marked ...
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How to separate two signals which have same frequency and phase but generated from different positions?

How to separate two signals which have same frequency and phase but generated from different positions? For example, the EEG signals, we assume there are only two positions, position A and position B ...
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Find unknown broadcast frequency

I'm very new to this stuff, so please excuse the dumb sounding terminology. I'm trying to capture the data from my elster smart hydro meter. How can I find its frequency (I know its between 902 and ...
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Determining frequency deviation FM

I am trying to understand the concept of frequency modulation. As written in Wikipedia, if I have a signal containing information $x_m(t)$ and I want to transmit it using frequency modulation, I need ...
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Using K-Space Filtering to Filter by Speed

I want to read waves with an electret consender microphone that are slower than the speed of sound, and I figure it would make those waves easier to identify if I could process out all waves moving ...
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Selecting the number of cycles for wavelet transform

I'm trying some wavelet analysis of EEG signals, using the phase lock measures from [1], specifically the S-PLV measure. In order to calculate that we perform a wavelet transform on the signals and ...
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What is the best method to estimate the frequency(PSD) for noise signal

I’ve been trying to estimate the frequency of a signal I obtained at 1000Hz sampling frequency. The dominant frequency is expected to be not more than 4 or 5 Hz. I’ve estimated the PSD using ...
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Frequency contour cross-correlation

I'm trying to segment (or extract) different calls from a spectrogram. My current method, calculates a threshold value (variance) and then using RMS can detect voiced/unvoiced signals: $$ Thres = (1 -...
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Reducing frequency of a signal

I have a signal that I want to make it sound like a whisper. This is probably better than using a voice conversion system, but I was just want to do some experimenting before. I was thinking maybe ...
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What is the best pitch (frequency detector) for a Voice Activity Detection Algorithim?

I am programming a Voice Activity Detection algorithm. After researching several methods, I implemented a simple method that determines whether or not the person is speaking based off the RMS of the ...
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Is this a universal relation between signal power and period (frequency)?

I am Fourier analyzing at a bunch of signals of equal length and find that $$\frac{d\ln({E[P]})}{d\ln({PT'})}$$ is constant across the dataset, where $T$ is a vector of the periods (inverse of ...
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instantaneous frequency

If my signal is $$ f(t)=\exp[i\phi(t)], $$ how do I show that $$ \int_{-\infty}^{\infty} {\xi}\left|S_f(u,\xi)\right|^2 d\xi = 2\pi\int_{-\infty}^{\infty} {\phi'(t)}\left|g(t-u)\right|^2 dt, $$ ...
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How to optimize a wavelet transform?

I am using complex morlet wavelet to estimate frequencies and damping ratios in a 1-D signal. I have done it so far, and the results are accurate enough. Now my question is how can I modify or ...
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How can I identify the damping of the modes in a signal by Cmor wavelet method?

I read several papers which proposed a method to identify modal parameters. such as natural frequency and damping ratio.I've tried to implement those methods by Matlab.but I couldn't get the result.It ...
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How do decide which order my butterworth filter should have?

I have a signal that was recorded with around 300 samples in a second. Now I want to run a low pass and a high pass butterworth filter over it. The frequency for the high pass filter is around 0.05 Hz ...
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How to convert a sound file to any other data format which can be manipulated

I know this is very basic question and i am new to this site. But can anybody help me with my question. How to convert a sound file to other data format say using some type of transform (FFT or DFT) ...
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Determine whether a signal is periodic or not and get fundamental period

Here is my signal Cos(n/2)*cos(pi*n/4) cos(n/2) has period 4pi and cos(pi*n/4) has period 8 Now, the question is will the signal be periodic for fundamental ...
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Aliased Signal's Frequency

So I have an incoming signal of 137.9 MHz and a sampling frequency of 1.4 MHz. Once sampled how do I calculate the aliased signal's new frequency? Bandwidth is 38 kHz with a subcarrier of 2400 Hz if ...
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Butterworth cutoff frequency normalization

The issue: I am trying to reproduce the step detection technique as described in this paper. You can see the proposed step detection in the image below. The first part of this technique is to use a ...
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STFT output frequency does not match sin wave frequency

I have the following function and pre definition for producing a sin and its' stft: ...
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How to find frequency and corresponding time for an audio signal?

I want to read in a sound file and get the frequency at each time interval of the signal. I thought that the best way to approach this is by applying FFT to small chunks of the signal. Because FFT ...
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Practical Signal Processing by Mark Owen Exercise 2.1. and 2.2

The following exercises don't have answers in Practical Signal Processing by Mark Owen. What is the author looking for here? A mathematical proof? 2.1 A cosine wave of frequency f is sampled at $t = ...
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Interpreting results of multiplying signal and wavelets in the frequency domain

I have followed a lot of stuff on mike cohens website and have managed to make a filterbank of Morlet wavelets and convolve with an incoming block of samples. This of course is a computationally heave ...
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histogram bin size vs. data sampling rate

I have a set of numerical signals that give me a set of zeros calculated based on some numerical procedure. I make a histogram of those zeros. Here, a following problem arises: If the histogram ...
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Temporally locating beats in an audio file

Imagine you have a long recording of a guitar player playing an arpeggio at a slow speed. To simplify, assume the tempo is 60 bpm or lower. I want to annotate this recording with the exact moments ...