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Adding Poisson noise to a time series signal

I'm working on a radiation detection problem. I have simulated some measurement count data and want to add an amount of Poisson background noise to achieve a certain SNR. Radiation count measurement (...
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How to measure algorithmically side lobes in real data

I want to measure algorithmically the following parameters in a given FFT data (real numbers). peak side lobe levels side lobe levels 
side lobes nulls The following image illustrates parameters I ...
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Using the traditional instruments for measuring high frequency signal

All we know that we can not use the probe for measuring the high-frequency signal (microwave signals). I still can not understand the reason. I have read that the reason because of the wavelength size ...
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Face image quality assessment

I'm trying to filter out bad face images (with artifacts) generated by StyleGAN. Is there a good image quality measurement mechanism in python for doing this? I've tried using BRISQUE but it is not ...
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How to draw a smooth spectrum from a discrete array of measurements at selected frequencies?

I have a AS7265x triad spectroscopy sensor from SparkFun (link) which gives me measurements at 18 individual light wavelengths between 410nm and 940nm. The datasheet says that the FWHM of each sensor ...
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Sampled AC Voltage measurement

I want to implement a AC Voltage measurement function for a DMM. That DMM can sample up to 1,000,000 Samples/s. With the sampling function I wanted to sample an input sigal (e.g. sine signal) and ...
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Is fft2 in MATLAB unitary? Some differences happen

I meet a problem when implementing fft2 in MATLAB. The question is I try to simulate the realistic measurements $Y = |FCXF^H|^2$ - the intensity of Fourier domain of object $X$, where $F$ denotes ...
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Phase measurement with FFT for DMM Keithley 7510

I am currenly working on a measurement driver for the DMM Keithley 7510. I implemented a harmonics measurement using FFT (from MathNet library). First I simply sample my input voltage signal and ...
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Separability vs. Resolution - Synonymous terms?

In terms of discrete representation of a variable, let's say time measurements in absolute values in [seconds], is there a difference between separability and resolution? When do speak of either ...
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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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Log Sine Sweep Acoustic Measurements

I am currently trying to understand the Sine Sweep Method for taking acoustic measurements. I am following this paper: https://www.thinksrs.com/downloads/pdfs/applicationnotes/SR1_SweptSine.pdf I ...
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Finding period of a square wave with varying sampling frequency

I have a square wave (0-1.8V) with a varying sampling frequency (from a circuit simulator). It is also not a perfect square wave (the high and low signal could be very close to but not precisely zero ...
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Can I use SINAD for THD+N measurements? Are they inverse of each other?

I'm looking for a clarification, which I haven't really been able to find. It's probably obvious but I'd like to be absolutely sure of what I'm calculating. I noticed that the formula that calculates ...
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On-target SNR measurement

I want to measure the performance of a receiver demodulation algorithm, something like Bit Error Rate as a function of the power of the incoming signal (in dBm) and compare it to simulation results. ...
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Sensor rise time compared to experimental step input rise time

I have a dynamic calibration system. With it, I am applying a experimental step input to a pressure sensor. The goal is to measure the step response of the sensor and use it to calculate the frequency ...
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Phase response of S11/S22 parameter for an RF attenuator? [closed]

I am new into the RF measurements. I was measuring the S11/S22 (reflection) parameters of an RF attenuator (with different attenuation levels, e.g., 10 dB) via a vector network analyzer from Rhode &...
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Quality of experience engineer

I have noticed certain overlap between digital signal processing and quality assurance for jobs that require expertise in evaluating the quality of the transmitted signals on telecommunication systems ...
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How to calibrate a signal with respect to frequency

I have recordings from accelerometers (non-flat response with respect to frequency) and I'd like to convert my voltage time series into acceleration values. Is there a standard method for doing this? ...
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Calculating THD where peaks are not exact harmonics

I have captured an FFT of a 1 kHz signal that I am generating using a WM8904 codec running at 48k samples/second connected via I2S to a ARM microcontroller (Atmel SAME70). It appears to have some ...
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Why is Error Vector Magnitude (EVM) measured as an RMS value?

I do understand Voltage/Current measurement of a Sine Wave is in RMS, as average yields a zero, and RMS gives a true 'DC equivalent' value. But I do not understand why an EVM measurement could be in ...
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Is there a way to measure each pixel's content in an image somehow?

Is there a way to measure each pixel's content in an image somehow? Like can I interpret each color as some kind of a single value, rather than a triplet? Perhaps I can think of them as $\mathbb{R}^...
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Calculating Transfer Functions From Harmonic Distortion Percentage

Hi I am working on emulating a piece of analog audio equipment and would like to be able to create a transfer function based on the measured percentages of harmonic distortion. I know that harmonic ...
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What's the Difference Between UQI and SSIM Measures for Image Similarity / Quality?

I'm studying image quality assessment (IQA) problem and I'm currently learning about quality measures UQI and SSIM, I know UQI is a predecessor of SSIM, but they look exactly the same for me...
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How to calculate the entropy of random normally distributed samples?

I have a hardware device that outputs a normal distribution of readings. It's (fitted) parameters are mean = 35 units, std.dev. = 8 units and I read the values as 8 bit integers. I'm trying to ...
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Digital filter for sharp impulse in data

I am looking for an algorithm or a filter to remove sharp peaks from my data. I am collecting raw data after every 1 second from an sensor through an ADC. The ADC has an internal FIR filter. I use ...
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Estimating confidence intervals for the mean value

Say I conducted a numerical experiment -a time-dependent fluid simulation- and extracted a time-series of some variable. It looks like this: As a result of the simulation, I am supposed to report the ...
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Filter results from force measurements

I was provided with several force measurements. Precisely: The vertical compression force exerted from the milling tool on a working peace. The plot of the force looks reasonable and of course it ...
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Adjustment of window length with sliding/moving RMS method for frequency drifts

I'm using a sliding RMS mechanism to compute RMS of a signal, i.e. with a window size of N, I add the squared value of the new sample $x[n]$ to the running total while deducting the squared value of ...
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Measuring signal phase difference between receivers

I am working on a project which aims to locate a transmitter. I consider doing this using several receivers and measuring the phase differnces between them. My problem is that arduino measures once ...
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How does the error in azimuth angle vary as one moves away from the boresight direction of a radar

My question is basically same as the title. I am trying to find a mathematical model which provides the error, $d\theta$, in azimuth angle($\theta$) as one moves away from the boresight direction of ...
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Parameter estimation from a measure

I'm doing an exercise where, given a data sample taken from a physical measure, I have to estimate the parameters of the measure where samples $x_i$ are described by the equation: $$ x_i = A \sin(2\pi ...
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SNR problem with different sampling rates using innerproduct

I'm trying to measure the amplitude of a sinusoidal component in a noisy signal. Since the signal frequency is known beforehand, I'm calculating scalar product with a sine and cosine base function ...
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Why is the term deconvolution used more for signals and not so much (or at all) for systems?

Wikipedia defines mathematical deconvolution here, and with the examples given and my experience, what I've read over the years is that deconvolution is used to determine an input signal provided a ...
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Measuring amplitude of a spectral component

I'm trying to measure the amplitude of a spectral component in a signal. The component's frequency is always known beforehand. I take a given number of samples, apply the flattop window to reduce ...
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Best reference for object size estimation in an image

I'm working on a project where I need to measure the size of a 2D object on a flat surface from an image. I have total freedom to create a reference with any shape and size. The camera I am using is ...
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Sampling and zero crossing

I am sampling a sine wave of 50Hz(stepped down from 230V) at the rate of 500KHz. For identifying disturbances in the wave, i was thinking of comparing a cycle of incoming sine values with reference ...
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White noise sound vs harmonic sound reverb

I use a microphone array to localise a sound source in a small lecture theatre. I tested it with white noise and a bird noise source. I found out that the white noise source give very good results. ...
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How is per-class rate defined?

I've recently read the following For our pixel labeling, consistent with [20], we report the number of pixels correctly classified (per-pixel rate) and the average of per-class rates. The per-...
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Accurate measurement of object's position on a bayer-filtered and grayscaled images

This is an experience-related question about cameras and image processing. I have a laboratory setup. Under some simplifications it looks like a red ball rolling on a white table (the real setup is ...
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Get the distinctive deltas of quite noisy and very variable / dynamic measurement values

for my thesis I need to point out the distinctive deltas of my measurements for further use. The jumps can occur with different heights over different time slots. And the absolute base values can ...
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If a signal is added to another in the freq. domain, how to filter it out?

I have two signals, $x$ and $y$. I know that $F(x)=F(s)+F(n)$ and $F(y)=F(n)$, where $s$ is the 'clean' signal, $n$ is the added noise and $F$ donate Fourier Transform. To obtain the clean signal, I ...
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Finding filaments in high dimensional space

I have unit vectors in a high-dimensional space (~300) that are non-uniformly distributed over this hypersphere. There is physical meaning when the vectors are clustered together, but I'm ...
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Measuring non-planar objects in image

I'm working on a computer vision application (using openCV) and the goal is to measure the width of an object before/after it falls on a container. So after the fall its position will be random, ...
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Digital low-pass filters; best practice application

I have time domain strain gauge data from a structure which is subjected to low frequency, random loading. The signal / noise ratio is pretty good, but I would like to try to improve on it as much as ...
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Why these harmonics always present?

I am using Audio Precision 2700 to test some test vectors. I have connected resistor banks as class - d power amp's load, and tap from this resistor using a XLR cable to the AP. When my power amp ...
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Measuring the similarity of two waveforms [closed]

I have two approximately sine truncated waveforms of different amplitudes and I want a numerical measure of how similar they are to each other. I am sending a sonic pulse train whose multiple ...
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Image objects dispersion and diversity measures

I have images like below: I want to find some measures describing black spots dispersion and diversity. First measures I use are mass center off all black spots, mean area of spot, stdev of area ...
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measure angle between two lines, can rotation center constraint be used to refine the initial measured result?

I'm trying to measure the angle between two needle positions in an analog meter (gauge). such as: After the image processing of several images, I get the processed image below(a image show different ...
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what is standard acoustic volume

In Audio Experts book, it's given as Sound pressure meters must be calibrated at factory to a standard acoustic volume. So what doth this ...
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Digital Vs. Analog Phase measurement [closed]

I'm working on a Ultrasonic Transducers resonance tracking system. Where phase shift between Voltage and Current is the feedback signal for my system when phase difference is Zero that means system is ...