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### Gaussian Blur - Standard Deviation, Radius and Kernel Size

I've implemented a gaussian blur fragment shader in GLSL. I understand the main concepts behind all of it: convolution, separation of x and y using linearity, multiple passes to increase radius... I ...
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### How to Generate Band Limited Gaussian White Noise?

In some papers, I read that the additive noise is band limited Gaussian white. How can I simulate this type of noise use Matlab?
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### How do I add AWGN to an I and Q representation of a signal?

I have a wireless communication system that I am simulating in Matlab. I am performing some watermarking through slightly adjusting the phase of the transmitted signal. My simulation takes the ...
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### Which IIR filters approximate a Gaussian filter?

So it recently dawned on me that Bessel filters, despite being listed along with the other common types, are really an oddball that belongs in a different "class", and I'm trying to learn more about ...
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### What is the relationship between the sigma in the Laplacian of Gaussian and the two sigmas in the Difference of Gaussians?

I understand that a Laplacian-of-Gaussian filter can be approximated by a Difference-of-Gaussians filter, and that the ratio of the two sigmas for the latter should be 1:1.6 for the best approximation....
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### Why is random noise assumed to be normally distributed? [duplicate]

From residual in the linear regression to noise in signal processing are assumed to be normally distributed? By considering them as normally distributed we are kind of telling the pattern in the noise ...
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### Low-pass filter parameters for image downsampling

I need to downscale an image in a factor of $s_x$ horizontally and $s_y$ vertically ($s_x$, $s_y$ < $1$). I want to use a finite $n\times m$ low-pass filter before downsampling. How should I ...
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### Why is Gaussian noise called so?

Can you please explain: why is a specific type of noise called "Gaussian noise"? Why is it relevant to call it Gaussian? Please, explain in layman's terms.
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### Capacity of AWGN channel

I am confused understanding basic concepts of communication over AWGN channels. I know the capacity of a discrete time AWGN channel is: $$C=\frac{1}{2}\log_2\left(1+\frac{S}{N}\right)$$ and it is ...
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### What is a $BT$ (Bandwidth-Time) product with reference to modulation?

I would like to know what does Bandwidth-Time product mean. I understand that Bandwidth ($B$) = 1/Symbol Time ($T$), hence $BT = 1$. But how can it vary? What is its significance? e.g. When we say ...
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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 is the difference between a simple gaussian filter and gaussian filter multiplied by its sum of it elements?

1 2 1 1 2 1 2 4 2 (A) (1/16) * 2 4 2 (B) 1 2 1 1 2 1 Both matrices are the same ...
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### Why does the separable filter reduce the cost of computing the operator?

A separable filter in image processing can be written as product of two more simple filters. Typically a 2-dimensional convolution operation is separated into 2 onedimensional filters. This reduces ...
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### Is there a mathematical method to determine if noise is Gaussian?

Is there a mathematical method to determine if a signal's noise is Gaussian? The only way I know so far is to analyze the histogram and layover a Gaussian distribution to visually determine if the ...
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### Choice of Gaussian kernel parameters when lowpass filtering before image resampling?

I need to decimate a signal by a factor of q. More specifically my signal is a 3D "image": $\ I(x_i,y_j,z_k)$, which I need to downsample by a factor of two in the z direction. I want to do lowpass ...
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### Why should an image be blurred using a Gaussian Kernel before downsampling?

I recently read that before downsampling an image, it should be blurred using a Gaussian Kernel. This way, the downsampled image is better than just picking a single pixel out of a NxN block or ...
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### Common Use Cases for 2D Non Separable Convolution Filters

In the image processing world, I've noticed that a lot of the popular convolution filters are separable. Here's a quick list of common separable filters: Sobel Gaussian blur Box filter (all ones, for ...
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### Standard Deviation in Gaussian Blur

I have a function that performs gaussian blur on image for some specific $\sigma$ (the standard deviation). It first computes kernel of size $\lceil 3\sigma \rceil$ and then performs convolution with ...
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### Is there a transformation filter to decode light signal through Glass Bricks?

A friend is doing renovations and getting his entire ground-floor street-side wall replaced with glass bricks. I told him that with all those bricks giving similar distorted views of the same room, ...
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### Convolution of Two Kernels [OpenCV]

I've been completely stuck on a portion of my assignment for a few days now. After plenty of searching around, I have been unsuccessful in discovering information that leads me to the correct solution....
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### Distribution of the output of AWGN channel

$$\mathbf{Y}=\mathbf{X}+\mathbf{W}$$ $\mathbf{X}$ is input, an $n$-dimension equiprobable vector in a finite subset of complex space $\mathcal{A}^n \subset \mathbb{C}^n$ with norm $\sqrt{\rho n}$ (...
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### When should the sum of all elements of a gaussian kernel be zero?

I found an approximation of a 5x5 2D convolution kernel like this : Here, the sum of the elements is zero and this one was used for Laplacian of Gaussian! Another one here : This one has all ...
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### How to generate random samples of Gaussian distribution directly in the frequency domain?

One can easily draw (pseudo-)random samples from a normal (Gaussian) distribution by using, say, NumPy: ...
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