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The impulse response of a dynamic system is its output when presented with a brief input signal, called an impulse.

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Find the length of the impulse response of a Linear Phase Type 4 FIR filter

The length should be found such that the group delay is minimum It is given that the impulse response is real. One zero of the Transfer function is at $0.6e^{j\frac{\pi}{4}}$, and another one is at -...
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Why does knowing the impulse response allow you to determine the output for any LTI system?

Going over some notes on LTI systems and I’m quite confused about how knowing the impulse response of a system allows us to recover the systems’ response to any signal. In the textbook screenshot ...
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How does minimum-latency partitioned convolution reverb work when you receive input samples in chunks, rather than one at a time?

I'm writing a reverb system where I receive an input block of samples 480 elements long, do some operation on them, and pass the block on to the next effect. I've been reading up on partitioned ...
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obtain the differential equation from the impulse response

Assuming the equation: $y_3 = h_e(t)\ast (C_2\cdot Sigm(C_1\cdot y_0)+p)-h_i(t)\ast (C_4\cdot Sigm(C_3\cdot y_0))$ by $\ast$ : convolution $Sigm()$ : sigmoid function Impulse functions: $h_e=A\...
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I need to insert an underwater acoustic channel model to an existing code that compared between OFDM and GFDM

The acoustic channel model that I have will output the channel impulse response. However, my signal is modulated in frequency domain (by doing fft). Hence, I want to obtain a frequency response of the ...
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How to get the inverse of Filter based on channel

Given a signal $X$, and a channel $h$, and the received signal $Y = Filter(h,1,X);$ What's the inverse of filter, it means if I know $h$, how can I get back $X$ ?
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Convolution between two vectors. Length and normalization

I have an RIR vector $h[n]$ with $N$ samples and an audio source $x[n]$ with $M$ samples. I wish to simulate a 5 seconds audio segment with $x[n]$ randomly located within (timewise). Using MATLABs <...
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Difference between the two forms of input-output relationships of an LTI system

$$y(t)=f(t)*h(t)\tag{1}$$ $$y(t)=H(s)e^{st}\tag{2}$$ $$H(s)=\int_{-\infty}^{\infty}h(t)e^{-st}dt\tag{3}$$ Let $f(t)$ in Eqn $(1)$ be $e^{st}$. In many worked out examples, I have found that the two ...
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Arbitrary shaped RIR generator

I wish to simulate some sound sources convolved with a Room Impulse Response (RIR) and impinging on a spherical microphone array. I could find a couple of generators online (such as this one), though ...
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Help regarding property of unit impulse function

We know that using properties of unit impulse function it can be shown that $$\int_{t_1}^{t_2} x(t) \delta^{(n)}(t-t_0) dt=(-1)^nx^{(n)}(t_0),\quad t_1<t_0<t_2$$ (source: Continuous and ...
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Finding impulse response of an RC circuit from its step response [duplicate]

I have to find the impulse response of an RC circuit (c up ). I have to find it from the step response $g(t)$. I found that $V_i - V_c - V_r = 0$ , with $V_r = V_u$ So $V_u = V_r = R I_r$ , with ...
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Impulse Response Function-Green's Function

Assuming a input-output system $$u(t) = c \cdot \big(h(t)\circledast m(t) \big)$$ where its impulse response function is: $$ h(t) = \begin{cases} \frac{A}{\tau}te^{-\frac{t}{\tau}}, &...
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Computing response of LTI system in terms of its step response

I have solved a problem, Kindly help me in determing if I solved it correctly. I will post the question and my own working below. Problem My working
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pole/zero plot & impulse response

in a mock exam of dsp was asked this question, and even in knowing how to compute DFT's of the plot, I wondered if there was a fast way of pairing these plots to their respective impulse response? ...
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Missing delay in heavyside step function

I found the following task that was inspired by an example in the book A. V. Oppenheim and R. W. Schafer, "Discrete-Time Signal Processing", 3rd Edition, 2014. Task: Consider the 2nd-order IIR ...
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Time gating of FFT for audio Measurements or Multi Time Windowing

I am learning more about DSP specifically for audio measurement purposes. I can an app, where I can create a log sine sweep from start frequency to end frequency over a certain length. I can perform ...
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Determining position and g-forces from accelerometer and gyroscope data

I'm analyzing gyroscope + accelerometer data acquired from an IMU for a run of a water skiing slalom course, sampled at 100Hz. The double spikes represent spurious ~15G jitter from crossing both ...
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My impulse response does not tend to zero

I am doing an IFFT of frequency response data achieved with Simulation tools. When I plot my impulse response it looks wrong as the response does not tend to zero as it should. Instead there seems ...
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What is difference between natural response and zero-input response of a system and how to find natural response? [duplicate]

In most books it is said that natural response is another name to zero-input response while in some resources is is mentioned that the classification is based on poles of transfer function and input....
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Methodology for log some sweep audio measurement impulse response

I am trying to implement a method for measuring the response of a loudspeaker in a room using a log sine sweep stimulus. To check my method: 1. I create the stimulus using: Make recording length ...
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Solving impulse response using summation of singularity functions

I'm stuck at Problem 2.56 of Alan Oppenheim's Signals and Systems book. Here is the solution given. I did learn basic differential equations before from Boyce's book but I have never encountered ...
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Simple Impulse Response DSP Hardware

I developed some complex chains of filters and crossovers. After that I have created IRs from the entire chains. Applying these IRs in software works perfectly. Now I wonder what is the easiest (and ...
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What is the difference between an impulse response and a kernel?

It seems to me they are two terms used to refer to the same concept, but, according to the Wikipedia page on Guassian filter a Gaussian filter is a filter whose impulse response is a Gaussian ...
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Find output from a system with x(n) = u(n)

I've started learning signal processing and I'm trying to understand this exercise: Assume an LTI system, described by the difference equation: $$y(n) - y(n-1) - 6y(n-2) = x(n-1)$$ Q: Find ...
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Discrete Time Fourier Analysis

Suppose we're given the following: $ x[n] = 2 + (-1)^n $, and are given the impulse response $ h[n] = u[n] a^n $, of an LTI system where $ |a| < 1$. We're asked to find the output $y[n]$, if $x[n]$...
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Impulse response of discrete time system

I am learning about discrete systems and in this derivation something struck me as quite odd. Solving for $A_0$ in this equation seems dubious as it ignored all other values of $n$. For example, at $n=...
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How to determine the filter type based on the impulse response?

When given a discrete impulse response, let us say it is from an FIR filter so it is finite, how can I assume the filter type? The task is to recognize or to preclude one or more of the following ...
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How do I play and record audio at the same time?

So this question is more related to Matlab itself. Some background info: I'm trying out the Exponential Sine Sweep method to obtain the Room Impulse Response with my laptop speakers and microphone ...
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What will the impulse response of a matched filter look like if the input is complex?

If $h(t)$ is the impulse response of a filter matched to a signal $s(t)$, I read that $h(t) = ks(t_o - t)$. But what if the signal is complex? I went through the derivation of the matched filter and ...
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Self study question about Padé Approximation and transfer functions

Given a signal $x[n] = [1, 2, 3, 4, 5]$. How many transfer functions can be found with Padé approximation which have a causal impulse response and start with those five samples. How many of them are ...
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Numerical Calculation of impulse response out of frequency response

Currently I work on my Masterthesis which deals with structural dynamic simulation. As a part of it I have to filter a Signal with a FIR-Filter. From that Filter I know the Frequency Response (picture)...
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How to find the impulse response of filter that outputs the autocorrelation of the input?

I am trying to solve question 9.61 in the attached image. I guess, by evaluating the autocorrelation for a specific instance, say $ t = 0 $ , that the impulse response, $h(t)$, should be : $$ h (t)...
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How does an LTI system produce multiple values from a unit impulse

I understand that in a discreet system, an impulse is 1 at the origin point and 0 everywhere else. I've seen many examples showing the impulse response of an LTI system to be many points, have many ...
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channel estimation for cdma

I am looking for a method to make a multi-user channel estimation with CDMA. Here is my question: Is there a way to estimate multi-user channels with their spreading codes? If yes, what is the ...
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Calculating an output of a system (Z- transform question)

I have a following question to answer: An LTI system is described by its impulse response h[n]. For input x[n] it gives output y[n]. $$h[n] = u(n) - u(n-N) $$ $$x[n] = u(n) - u(n-M)$$ I want to ...
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Impulse response resampling : IIR aproximation vs windowing

I have a long measured impulse response and I wand to shorten it. I imagined two options. The first is a simple windowing. The second is to model it as an IIR (prony, yulewalker, stmcb method) before ...
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Are there DC removal techniques that do not introduce a filtering transient?

I have an application in which I need to remove DC components from a sampled signal in real time (basically the same constraints of ECG, but it has nothing to do with the brain). My measured signal in ...
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Intuition behind commutativity of convolution in LTI systems

Why is convolution commutative, as it seems to treat two signals in a different way in an LTI system? If you imagine $y[n] = x[n] \star h[n]$ with $x[n]$ being an input signal and $h[n]$ being the ...
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How to represent impulse function in 2D?

To be more specific I want to show that impulse function in 2D can be represented as $β(r)=δ(r)/πr$. Also I want to show that each projection of a two dimensional impulse function at the origin is a ...
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Simple Impulse Response

I am trying to find the impulse response to this system: At first it looks easy enough, $y(n)=x(n)(-1)^n$, set $x(n)=\delta(n)$, which makes $h(n)=(-1)^n$. But something seems wrong. What am I ...
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Block diagram for a complex impulse response

I have this question regarding digital systems which might not handle sinusoidal signals in general. So let us say that I have a system with impulse response $h(n) = \{1+j, -1, 2j \}$ with first ...
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How to find the impulse response of this system with complex roots?

I've been working trying to analyze a causal stable system. Hopefully a numeric example such as the one I am working on, and the problems I face during it could be useful to others. I have this ...
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How to calculate the impulse response of an RC circuit using time-domain method

I have an $RC$ circuit and I calculate the differential equation as $$RC \frac{dV_c}{ dt} + V_c = V_g$$ that is the same of $$RCy'(t) + y(t) = x'(t).$$ If I assume $x(t) = u(t)$ I have that the ...
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Impulse response of a second order LTI

I have a set of measurement which I want to model with 2nd-order difference equations (first order eqs don't model well enough). The equation is $$y[n] = \alpha_1 y[n-1] + \alpha_2 y[n-2] + \beta_0 ...
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Steady state value of a complex convolution

I am trying few problems on the introductory part of DSP. One of the problem asks to calculate the steady state response of a system with impulse response $h[n] = (\frac{j}{2})^{n} u[n] $ to an input ...
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Why is the impulse response function of this system 0?

Suppose I have an system $ y(t) = t^{2}x(t)$. The impulse response of this system would be: $h(t) = t^{2} \delta(t)$. Since $\delta(t) = 0$ for $t \neq 0 , h(t) = 0$ for $t \neq 0$. And at $t=0, h(...
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Impulse response when input to a system is differentiated, and its applicability to find response to general inputs

I will first give a short explanation of what I am asking, and then give a more comprehensive context. If we have a LTI dynamic system acted upon by inputs $y(t)$ and producing outputs $x(t)$, , we ...
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Convolution of Input signal and Impulse response

I can solve the output if the input is $$ x[n] = \delta[n+1] + \delta[n] + 2\delta[n-1] + \delta[n-2]$$ and the impulse response is $$ h[n]= 3\delta[n] − 2 \delta[n−1] − \delta[n−2] + \delta[n−3]$...
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Why is the first value in digital first-order IIR filter impulse response not the largest?

When I create a digital first-order IIR low-pass filter with scipy (code below), I get the following coefficients: B: [ 0.1367 0.1367] A: [ 1. -0.7265] The ...
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Impulse response from Frequency response: why using $e^{j\omega}$ as an input?

Every resource that I can find uses this identity when deriving impulse response: $h[n] = IDTFT \Big\{H(e^{j\omega}) \Big\}$ Suggesting that the input signal was $e^{j\omega}$. But by definition ...