# Questions tagged [hilbert-transform]

Hilbert Transform is an operator of a function of time or frequency domain that, unlike the Fourier Transform, returns a function in the same domain. The Hilbert Transform of $x \left( t \right)$ essentially preserves magnitude and shifts the phase of all positive frequency components by -90° (Also shifts the phase of all negative frequencies by +90°).

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### Meaning of Hilbert Transform

I understand the Fourier Transform which is a mathematical operation that lets you see the frequency content of a given signal. But now, in my comm. course, the professor introduced the Hilbert ...
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### Is there any practical application for performing a double Fourier transform? …or an inverse Fourier transform on a time-domain input?

In mathematics you can take the double derivative, or double integral of a function. There are many cases where performing a double derivative models a practical real-world situation, like finding the ...
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### How to build a phase shifter with arbitrary phase shift

Fred, a DSP engineer, goes to his favorite DSP store to do some shopping. Fred: Hi, I'd like to buy a phase shifter. Shop assistant: Hmm, what exactly do you mean? Fred: Well, you know, if you put ...
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### What exactly is a complex envelope?

I have seen this be mentioned a couple of times in some books I read, so I want to make sure. Is the complex envelope simply the summation of the real and quadrature components of a signal, whereby ...
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### Calculate and interpret the instantaneous frequency

I'm new to the principle of calculating the instantaneous frequency, and came up with a lot of questions on it. You find them all in a bullet-point list at the end of this text. The text might be a ...
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### IIR Hilbert Transformer

I'm beginning to explore discrete Hilbert transformers - ways to achieve 90°. phase shift across a band of perhaps 6 kHz at a 44.1 kHz sampling rate. I'm trying to stick with IIR filters in order to ...
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### Relationship between the Real and Imaginary parts of a LTI causal system

Prelude I am writing an elaborate text on the relationship between the real and imaginary parts of a LTI causal system and how stability, causality and analyticity imposes various constraints on its ...
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### Obtain I/Q Components from a Real Signal On the Fly - Hilbert Transform or Digital Downconversion?

I'm planning to build a data acquisition system for a software-defined radio receiver. Basically, it just uses an ADC which samples an analog signal and send the signal to a processor. And then a ...
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### Hilbert Transform of a sine Function with Quadratic Argument $\sin(At^2 + Bt + \pi/4)$

I am looking for the Hilbert transform of the following function: $$\mathcal{H}\bigg\{ \sin\Big(At^2 + Bt + \frac{\pi}{4}\Big) \bigg\}$$ where $A$ and $B$ are constants ...
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### Hilbert transform: analytic signal

I want to observe how the signal's phase changes over time and I know Hilbert transform can be used here to get the analytic signal, from which I can extract the amplitude and phase. I know that to ...
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### Compression algorithms specific to complex signals

I am looking for (lossy or lossless) compression algorithms dedicated to complex signals. The latter could be composite data (like the left and right for stereo audio), a Fourier transformation or an ...
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### Hilbert transform too large to store (out of core processing)

I have a signal (saved on disk) that I would like to take the Hilbert transform of, but it's too large to fit in memory (all at once). I would like to cut it into blocks and take the transform of each ...
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### What is a complex helical sequence?

Matlab says x = hilbert(xr) returns a complex helical sequence, sometimes called the analytic signal, from a real data sequence. How did the name ...
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### Difference between these two digital down conversion methods

I can think of two possible methods of digital down conversion. One seems superior to the the other for most cases, but I'd like to get some DSP experts' comments on the practical differences between ...
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### Useful natural “Hilbert-like” $n$-uples and $n$-fold "analytic signals

If $\mathcal{H}$ denotes the Hilbert transform, the analytic signal of a signal $x(t)$ is $$x_a(t) = x(t) +\imath \mathcal{H}(x(t))\,.$$ The real and imaginary parts form Hilbert pairs. Are there ...
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### Conditions for which the Hilbert transform returns a correct phase

I'm quite new to signal analysis, and I'm currently trying to understand under which conditions a Hilbert transform can be used to compute the correct instantaneous phase and enveloppe of a given ...
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### Calculating phase response of maximum phase filter using Hilbert Transform

Given only a magnitude response $A(\omega)$ of a minimum phase filter, one can calculate the phase response using the Hilbert Transform: $$θ(ω) = -\mathcal{H}\{\ln(A(\omega)\}$$ This paper suggests ...
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### Derive minimum phase from magnitude

With the desired magnitude of a transfer function in the frequency domain in C++ as described below what is the correct corresponding minimum phase? In general how does one derive the correct minimum ...
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### Discrepancies between FFT-based Hilbert Transform and FIR filter results

I compared the results of Hilbert Transform as provided in scipy.signal.hilbert() (which is uses I/FFT as you can see in the source code) with its approximation implemented as FIR filter using coeffs ...
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### Is Hilbert transform not defined for complex signals?

Is Hilbert transform not defined for complex signals? In MATLAB, the function hilbert ignores if you give a complex sequence as input. Why?
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### How do I find the Hilbert transform (qudrature) of a discrete signal by convolution with a Hilbert kernel?

Given a discrete real signal $f_{re}(t)$ the (complex) analytic signal is given by: $x(t) = f_{re}(t) + j*f_{im}(t)$. I want to calculate $f_{im}(t)$: the quadrature by convolving with a Hilbert ...
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### Hilbert transformer and minimum-phase

I can't find out if it possible to compute the minimum-phase response corresponding to a given magnitude response using a Hilbert transformer. Is that possible? When I write Hilbert transformer I ...
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### How do I implement the delay of the Q-Phase Input in GMSK?

I am on a project to write a function in Java to perform GMSK modulation. I have a good understanding of the GMSK modulation block diagram to an extent, but I have a challenge on what it means to ...
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### Hilbert transform filter for audio applications: Using IIR half-band parallel all pass structure

Does anyone have any experience designing wideband IIR Hilbert transform filters with audio applications in mind? I am using the filter for single side band modulation audio effects discussed in this ...
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### How to find the envelope of a wide-band signal?

I would like some feedback on possible techniques that one may use to determine the envelope of a broad-band time domain signal. I have heard anecdotally, that it is not as straight-forward as it ...
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### What is the reason for filtering out the negative frequencies of a signal?

I am reading this tutorial. Quoting the lines from the topic "Analytic signals and Hilbert transform filters": the corresponding analytic signal $z(t)=x(t) + j {\cal H}_t\{x\}$ has the property ...
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### Generating I/Q samples from a real signal

My understanding is that if I have a real signal, it can be called as the 'I' component and its Hilbert transform can be called the 'Q' component. Due to the property of Hilbert transform, 'I' and 'Q'...
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### realtime software 90 degree phase shift a sinusoidal signal

I would post this to stack overflow but it seems to me more like a signals and systems problem, which EE's thrive on. I need a realtime system implemented in software that can generate a sinusoid ...
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### Is the Hilbert transform computable “losslessly”?

The Hilbert transform is a procedure that can be used to perform a 90° phase shift on a signal. Is the computation of (a discretized) Hilbert transform a "lossless" process? I.e. it merely phase ...
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### Validity of an argument that two transfer functions are minimum-phase based on their ratio being minimum-phase

Update I think the essence of my question below is this: If the ratio of two transfer functions may be represented exactly as a minimum-phase filter (MPF) plus a pure delay (in the title, I simply ...
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### Design causal FIR filter to approximate hilbert transform

I'm attempting to design an FIR filter that approximates the Hilbert transform in order to get a $90^{\circ}$ phase shift and unity gain. However, I'm having trouble adjusting the filter to make it ...
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### Struggling to implement this simple algorithm for ECG wave delineation

I'm trying my best but my maths isn't good enough to implement the algorithm as outlined in this paper in python. It for detecting the onset and offset of a wave on an ECG, and it's using a well ...
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### Hilbert transform of a bandpass signal [closed]

I have a bandpass signal x. I am taking hilbert transform of it. I want to reconstruct amplitude and phase of the signal.Therefore, i am using Hilbert transform. ...
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### Analog Hilbert transformer

I know the FIR approach, I have seen IIR, to, but I'd like to know if it's possible to implement a Hilbert transformer in analog domain, i.e. with integrators instead of delays. Is it possible? If yes,...
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### Why do we read that Hilbert transform can be used for envelope detection?

We can often read that Hilbert transform is useful for envelope detection (e.g. Hilbert transform to compute signal envelope?) I have done some tests with various soundfiles, and ...
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### IQ demodulation from specific rate

We have an acquisition hardware in our lab that acquires and digitizes data from a source generating band-limited signal in the MHz range. It samples the signal at a rate of 4 times the center ...
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### BER based transmitter gain

Are there any direct relation formula between BER and Transmitter gain. The higher the transmitter gain is, the better the BER performance is. In here, I want to plot graph for the BER based on ...
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### Complex bandpass filter giving quadrature signal

I have found a technique detailed on page 34 & 35 of this thesis. In this, the author states a complex bandpass filter can be derived by first making a prototype real valued IIR filter, then ...
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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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### Envelope of time domain signal // Hilbert transform

to get the envelope of a time domain signal, s(t), I use the absolute of its analytical time domain signal. But there occur the problem that sometimes the envelope is not as desired a true envelope ...
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### Demonstrate that $x(t)$ and $\hat{x}(t)$ are orthogonal

I have to demonstrate that a function $x(t)$ and his Hilbert's transform are orthogonal, it is said: $$\int^{\infty}_{-\infty} x(t) \cdot \hat{x}(t) dt = 0$$ I have tried the exercise using Parseval'...
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### Why does Hilbert filter distorts the shape of the signal?

If all the harmonics composing a the signal are shifted by the same amount, this would be the same as sampling later or earlier in time. I think. Take a simple pulse train as an example. If Fourier ...
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### Can the instantaneous frequency be always derived from an analytic signal?

Instantaneous frequency can be defined as a derivative of an instantaneous phase of an analytic signal which can be nicely seen in practice in this example from Scipy's documentation. But it seems ...
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### Hilbert transform pair proof

I am looking for the proof that the Hilbert transform of $\displaystyle\frac{\sin(at)}{at}$ is given by $$\frac{\sin^2(at/2)}{at/2}.$$ How do we prove this? This is a $\operatorname{sinc}(at)$ ...
I have a .wav file of human speech, sampled at 48kHz, with useful signal up to 5kHz, and almost no noise. If I do Hilbert transform in MatLab, I get the Analytic signal:  s_\mathrm{a}[n] = s_\...