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Downsampling and Gaussian filtering in the context of scale space pyramids

In the context of scale space image pyramids using Gaussian filters I noticed that it's common to downsample the image after blurring with $\sigma = 2*\sigma_{init}$ . My question is: What is the ...
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Covariance between real and imaginary parts of Fourier transform of a stationary time series

Since Fourier transform of a random stationary process in time (in the case of existence) is not necessarily real, my question is what is the relation between the covariance of real and imaginary ...
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Determine the optimum receiver and the corresponding $P_{eM}$ for an AWGN channel

I have a source that emits $M$ equiprobable messages, which are assigned signals $s_1, \dots,s_M,$ that are equidistant by $a$. That is, if we plot the $s_k$ signals in a horizontal axis they are dots ...
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Why Does 2D FFT of Gaussian Looks More Sharper than Gaussian Itself?

I am trying to understand why 2D FFT is done on a Gaussian process in a particular code. From my understanding from these posts: https://www.researchgate.net/post/...
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Complex normal Gaussian noise

I would like to create complex normal Gaussian noise with dimensions $(M,N)$. The noise should be zero mean and the variance should be equal to one. How can I do so?
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carrier frequency difference

Papers use wireless device-dependent radio-metrics as fingerprints. A radio-metric is a component of radio signal, amplitude, frequency and bandwidth. Each device creates a unique set of radio-metrics ...
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ARMA Model - DSP

I'm taking a DSP course and we're being introduced to the whole probability/stats side of DSP and I'm just confused on things like the ARMA models. These things don't seem intuitive to me at all. ...
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Matched Filter of Gaussian Signal

How can we evaluate the matched filter's impulse response of a Gaussian function $x(t) = \exp(-\frac{t^2}{2})$. As far as we know, for a signal of finite duration $T$, the impulse response of it's ...
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Does a collection of Gaussian random variables necessarily constitute a Gaussian Process?

If $\{X(t)\}$ is a Gaussian Process then the random variables $X(t_k)$ where $k = 1,2,3...n$, are jointly Gaussian. If each random variable $X(t)$ is a Gaussian variable, then will the random ...
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How to convert a low-pass Gaussian filter to a high pass filter

I have the following code for a applying a Gaussian filter to an image. From what I understand this is a low pass filter. Now I have to convert this into a high-pass filter, and from what we were told ...
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Why is my laser beam intensity profile not Gaussian?

I am kind of new to laser physics and signal processing, I hope I am in the right place to ask this question. I am also sorry for my not-great English. I have been asked to study the transverse ...
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Which is correct representation for function of variable?

I have a function as $$E=\int_\Omega -\log\big( p_i(x)\big) dx$$ where $p_i(x)$ is density distribution which estimated by Parzen window method. $$p_i(x)=\frac{1}{\Omega_i} \int_{\Omega_i}K_\sigma\...
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What does it mean by “Adding Gaussian Noise to a 2D Image”? [duplicate]

As far as I understand, Suppose, we have a 2D image of pixel resolution 200 x 300. That means, the image has 60000 pixels in it. Now, we would generate $n$ random values and add those values to $n$ ...
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what's gaussian noise look like?

I am using Matlab function imnoise to add gaussian noise to one image. However, it seems that adjacent samples of the noise is correlated. I am using matlab code below to add noise. ...
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Mutual information of $ \infty $-PAM

I'm trying to compute using matlab the mutual information for an $ \infty $-PAM input (the limit of a very dense PAM constellation) for a range of snr and I got stuck. I'm working with a real-valued ...
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filter coefficients to know high pass and low pass filter

Looked on few questions already there in dsp.stackexchange and couldn't get the direct answer. Basically I have a kernel of a gaussian separable filter. ...
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What is correlation kernel and compare with gaussian kernel

I read a paper that said about correlation kernel that defined: $$W(x-y)=(α/1+d(|y − x|))$$ where $α = (\int(1+d(y − x)dy)^{-1}$, $(d(|y − x|))$ is spatial Euclidean distance from the central pixel. ...
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Why Does the Odd Multiple of $ \frac{\pi}{4} $ on Gaussian Cause Loss in Repeatability Under Image Rotations?

I couldn't figure out below paragraph on SURF paper and hope that someone can help me to understand it. Why image rotations around odd multiples of $\frac{\pi}{4}$ lead to a loss of repeatability? ...
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Are There Common Values of Standard Deviation for Gaussian Noise of an Image?

For example, it occurs to me that there might be a standard deviation value of Gaussian noise in which the human eye could no longer distinguish an object because the standard deviation is very high ...
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What's the relationship between the parameters of this noise generator and the gaussian curve it produces in the frequency domain?

This algorithm produces a sequence $y$ having a magnitude spectrum that resembles a normal distribution, peaking at frequency $\omega$: $$b[n]=(1-\sigma)b[n-1]+\frac{\sigma}{\omega} C$$ $$p[n]=p[n-1]+...
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Fitting a gaussian image using opencv

I'm reading through the opencv documentation and some questions in SO but it doesn't seem to provide this information. I've an image $I(x,y)$ and I want to find a gaussian function $f_{\mu,\Sigma}(x,...
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Dimensional analysis of integrated white noise process

This question is somewhat related to this post. Let us consider we have a white noise current source $i_n(t)$, with a variance $\sigma_i^2$, and mean, $\mu_n=0$. Assume that this current is passed ...
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Gaussian weighted distance between pixel amplitudes: motivations and sources?

In several image processing papers, and for instance in Random Walks for Image Segmentation (2006) by Leo Grady, changes in image intensities are turned into edge weights. In some fields, it is called ...
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Intuitive understanding of scale-space extrema detection

Can someone explain intuitively why local maxima and minima in the scale-space domain make for good keypoints? I understand using LoG or DoG zero-crossing points to identify spacial variations, i.e. ...
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Gaussian Pyramid - How is Subsampling Rate Related to Sigma?

I found a gaussian pyramid implementation in a MOPS paper (feature detection). They use sampling rate $s=2$ and $\sigma=1$ - i.e. to generate a new level of the pyramid, the current level is smoothed ...
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Decorrelating Stationary Colored Gaussian Noise — Effect On The Desired Signal

So given stationary colored gaussian noise $\mathbf{n}$, I know that I can decorrelate it by first finding it's autocorrelation $R_{nn}$ and performing $R^{-\frac{1}{2}}_{nn} \mathbf{n}$. In ...
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What is the most efficient way to perform Gaussian blurs for varying sizes of Gaussian kernels in an image?

I have detected corner points of images using Harris corner detector in GLSL and now, I intend on using Fast Retina Keypoint(FREAK) as keypoint descriptor to later match the keypoints between images. ...
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Noise PSD and sampling rate relation

Let's consider generating samples of a random process like white Gaussian noise (AWGN). Let's assume I am generating $N$ samples of AWGN with variance $\sigma ^2$ in MATLAB by using randn() funtion i....
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Gaussian filter convolution giving unexpected results

I am trying to smooth a time series signal with a Gaussian filter and then differentiate the signal (this is for an application for edge detection). A nice property of convolution is: $$ \frac{d}{dx} \...
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Detection over AWGN analysis disagrees with Monte Carlo simulation

I have a fixed vector $\mathbf{s} \in \{\pm1\}^m$ and a random vector $\mathbf{d} \in \{\pm1\}^m$. I send either $\mathbf{x} = \mathbf{x_1} = [\mathbf{s}\space\mathbf{d}]$ or $\mathbf{x} = \mathbf{...
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Gaussian noise generator algorithm trouble

I stumbled upon the following algorithm for Gaussian noise generation and I just can't figure out how this is supposed to work at all. The algorithm is as follows: First of all: $j = \arg\min_i (q_1 ...
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Horizontal banding (flickering) due to electronic rolling shutters

It is a well-known artifact that in CMOS cameras with electronic rolling shutter, horizontal banding (flickering), i.e. brightness intensity variations, are observed when the image is recorded under ...
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Discrete approximation to Gaussian filter

One method of producing a discrete approximation kernel to a Gaussian filter of variance $\sigma^2$ is to assume a cutoff of $5\sigma$. This seems to suggest the following procedure: Create a uniform ...
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Simple fft to Gaussian pulse with MATLAB

trying simply to create femtosecond pulse in MATLAB exactly like in the attached image, the carrier frequency is around 374THz, and my sampling frequency is 10 times the carrier. The results of the ...
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Is it a good idea to whiten a colored noise in order to apply formulas for AWGN?

I have posted a question before regarding the detection of a signal under colored Gaussian noise: Energy detection in presence of colored Gaussian noise Theoretical formulas for setting the detection ...
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Correct way to add AWGN to a signal

I have a signal, S whose bandwidth is bw Hertz and is sampled at fs Hertz. To contaminate it with a noise corresponding to SNR <...
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Is there any way to measure of Gaussian-ness?

I have some sampled data that has $1/f$ noise in it, with departures from the mean. These are long term departures. I could use something like a median filter but the window length would be longer ...
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Does the Wiener–Khinchin-Einstein theorem hold for non-Gaussian processes? If so are there any assumptions?

The Wiener–Khinchin-Einstein theorem states that the auto-correlation $(r_{xx}(\tau))$ and spectral density $(S(f))$ are Fourier duals, i.e. $$r_{xx}(\tau) = \int^{+\infty}_{-\infty} S(f) \exp\left( ...
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generating white gaussian noise in matlab using two different functions

I want to know the difference between the two Gaussian noises generated below? Which one is white and how can i make the other one white? y=wgn(1,10000,0) and <...
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How to Calculate Gaussian Kernel for a Small Support Size?

How to calculate the values of Gaussian kernel? I think I understand the principle of it weighting the center pixel as the means, and those around it according to the $\sigma$ but what would each ...
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imshow command for Gaussian function

I'm trying to plot 2D gaussian function using "imshow" in MATLAB. However I could not see any white points in image. I tried to change sampling values and limits of x and y values. In addition to this,...
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Applying a Power on a Sum of Gaussians to Enhance Resolution

There is so-called Power Transform technique in signal processing where the unresolved signal is sharpened by raising each data to a constant positive power. The example shown below is a sum of two ...
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Is there a clever way to implement cascaded moving average filters?

I'd like to effeciently approximate a gaussian filter's step response using cascaded moving average filters. I know about recursive moving average, but is there some clever algorithm to cascade them ...
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Gaussian window and standard deviation

I am trying to figure out how to use the matlab gausswin function which constructs a Gaussian window for $N$ samples with a given standard deviation $\sigma$. The function is defined by ...
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Derivation of $ R_{N(t)}(\tau) $ from its $f_{N(t)}(\eta)$

How can we prove the auto-correlation function of white gaussian noise $\{ R_{N(t)}(\tau) \}$ is $\frac{N_0}{2} \delta(\tau)$ from its p.d.f in equation below? $$ f_{N(t)}(\eta)=\frac{1}{\sqrt{2 \pi \...
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Why is second-order Gaussian called Laplacian Gaussian?

We usually use Laplacian of Gaussian as the filter for edge detection or blob detection. But the filter itself is essentially a second order Gaussian. So why do we call it Laplacian of Gaussian? Is ...
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What is DC level in white gaussian noise?

Am studying unbiased estimators and keep seeing this term "DC Level". What is the expansion of DC and what is a DC Level? Even the Wikipedia page on WGN says nothing about it.
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Why do we express complex noise as Gaussian distributed while the channel is Rayleigh distributed?

I have a confusion regarding the distribution of noise and channel fading. As we know channel fading is usually modeled with Rayleigh fading since it has Gaussian distributed real and imaginary ...
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Deriving statistics of band limited Random Noise

The question is: Consider a continuous random number with a Gaussian distribution of mean $\mu$ and variance $\sigma$ . The RV is measured from time $t=-\infty$ to $t=\infty$. This time domain signal ...
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Doubts and some confusion on variance for complex rv

This question is in continuation of the one asked here. Let's say that the measurement noise $w$ or any random variable is circularly Gaussian complex. If the imaginary and real components each has ...