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In signal processing noise can be considered random unwanted data without meaning.

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Jitter model does not behave as expected after FFT

So I'm currently trying to understand the relationship between jitter and phase noise. To help my understanding I did write a little simulation in matlab. I used this model in the time domain, relying ...
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Why is white noise uncorrelated for any two different samples?

Consider white noise with spectrum density $N_0/2$, it is known that the autocorrelation is given by: $$R(\tau) = \frac{N_0}{2}\delta(\tau)$$ Meanwhile the definition of delta function in the ...
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How Does the RMS of White Noise Change with Sampling Frequency?

There is an analog system which includes the continuous-time linear equalizer (CTLE). With some .noise analysis the power-spectral density (PSD) of the noise in that system is provided. So let's not ...
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How to distinguish voice from snoring?

Background: I'm working on an iPhone application (alluded to in several other posts) that "listens to" snoring/breathing while one is asleep and determines if there are signs of sleep apnea (as a pre-...
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Smoothening Noisy FFT

I've got the following FFT with a sampling frequency of 192 kHz that has around 17.000.000 samples. The signal is a hiss of escaping gas. This looks noisy and i want to determine the characteristic &...
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Equalizing Standard Deviations of Sequences through Smoothing

I have several sequences with varying standard deviations, and I want to smooth them so that each sequence has approximately the same standard deviation, which I've predetermined. I'm open to any ...
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How to determine the CRLB for FFT based estimator with MATLAB?

I am trying to determine the CRLB for FFT-based frequency estimation in MATLAB. For this, I am simulating a single sinusoid in white noise with different amplitudes and constant noise power. Here is ...
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What is the difference between 'de-noising' and what we commonly know as filtering methods to remove noise?

Pretty simple question - I am trying to figure out what exactly is different between 'de-noising' a signal, and simply filtering it (as we commonly know) to remove noise. Is this a case of lexical ...
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How does background noise affect the fft results for a pure tone

When I am recording a pure tone and conduct a fft, I receive a peak in the spectrum for this certain tone. Let's say the peak is 5 Now I am recording a pure tone with additional white noise. Does this ...
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Simultaneous removal of all noises in all channels?

Can MATLAB be able to look at all 16 channels of a bio-amplifier simultaneously and look for the common factor which is the noise which affects all channels simultaneously, and the noises removed from ...
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Correlated phase noise

I am trying to find a mathematical model to understand the correlated phase noise. Here, I see the reference phase noise is almost the same after up-conversion and then down-conversion. How does ...
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Understanding the additive white Gaussian noise (AWGN) representation

In my research work in wireless communication, I came across an equation of received signal wherein the AWGN is denoted by $n\sim\mathcal{C}\mathcal{N}(\textbf{0},\textbf{I}_L)$. Note that dimension ...
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Calculating variance of sensor readings from noise density

I do not know much about signal processing and would appreciate if someone could confirm if my calculations are correct. Here I have the Noise density of an accelerometer that has frequency 6400hz ...
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Frequency content of a noisy signal

To find the frequency content of a noisy signal (PSD), there are two methods below: #1 Take the fourier transform of its power signal (square the noisy signal) #2 Find the autocorrelation function of ...
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Imitate noise audio file with math function

Is it possible to reverse engineer a short white noise audio file and imitate it with a function instead? The file doesn't contain pure white noise, there has been EQ applied to it, also some ...
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How to understand "independent sample rate" of windows?

A window metric called independent sample rate is given in a book that I recently read. It says that in spectral estimation, the variance of power-level estimates is inversely proportional to the ...
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Thresholding algorithm for separating skin from clothes in python

I have an several images that look like the following: I would like to separate the skin from the trousers here without specifically training a segmentation model. Can anyone suggest any such ...
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Kalman Filter - Gaussian representation

I'm trying to understand well the kalman filter, as a result i'm having this question : Why do we represent noise with a Gaussian ? what does this really mean intuitively ?
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Estimate Image power spectrum of the noise

I want to implement Wiener filter. I have original image and image blurred with linear motion. The one thing I am lack of(to implement it) is Noise power spectrum. I know that it is hard task. I've ...
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Power Spectrum Density and Frequency

if i have some random signals (sampling rate = 10Hz, 0.1s per data) Using python library i transformed it to power spectral density power spectral density forms = f, psd (using mlab.psd) I'm really ...
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Difference transformation and Stationarization of Moving Average

I have a temperature sensor data, I want to denoise it. The first thing that came to my mind was to take the moving average, it was very smooth but it is still not stationary. If I take the log ...
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Does oversampling lead to colored noise?

Suppose we receive $R(t)=X(t)+W(t)$, where $X(t)$ is band-limited to $[-B/2, B/2]$ and $W(t)$ is white Gaussian noise with autocorrelation $R_W(\tau)=\frac{N_0}2\delta(\tau)$. If we filter $R(t)$ ...
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5G BER vs SNR for QPSK, 16QAM, 64QAM

Recently been running simulations where I run through simulating passing random data bits through LDPC Encoding, Modulation (4, 16 or 64) and then AWGN. The code itself is 90% developed by myself with ...
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Noise reduction for 2D advection scheme

I am modelling the path of a rock deposited onto a glacier and its englacial flow with the ice within the glacier in MATLAB. I am doing this with the 2D advection equation. However, I do get some ...
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How can it be possible that I hear people voice from my computer speaker?

I searched on web and apparently can be due to truck drivers communicating at CB band which is around 20MHz. And apparently this communication may interference with the frequencies used by computer's ...
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Is the noise at different sampling points related? [closed]

Given the power spectral density of noise, if the values at different sampling points of the same noise are added, what is the power spectral density at this time? Is there any correlation between the ...
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White noise generation in frequency domain (stfft) produces a periodic pattern

I have created a set of spectral processing modules for SynthEdit next to be released, implenting short time fft, so I am now quite experienced with the matter, but recently encounteted an unexpected ...
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Numerically generating noise time series from spectral density

I'm trying to figure out a way to construct (numerically) time series of random variables given some spectral density $S_{xx}(f)$. I'm interested in various types of spectral densities (flat, ...
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Extract a signal from noise, so I can view noise spectrum only?

I have a perfect modulated signal. I have the same signal but with noise, this noise is from non linear amplification. Is it possible, to extract the clean signal so it's just leaving the noise? The ...
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How can I denoise this signal?

I have data captured by a wireless sensor that is noisy. It randomly jumps in value frequently, and I want to know what this signal will look like without these jumps. I am looking for an elegant ...
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Minimum statistics noise estimate - how to calculate the underestimation factor?

I have implemented a basic noise estimator using the minimum statistics method. Noise power estimate is obtained as a minimum of the short time power estimate within a window of subband power samples. ...
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Assumptions of Nyquist sampling theorem [closed]

Hoping I can save the question and it doesn't get migrated to philosophy stackexchange as Hilmar said in any case I don't think it is a different question the question was always meant to be ...
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How can I remove noise from heart sounds?

I have .wav files acquired through putting an Android cellphone microphone directly on the chest of a person. For feature extraction, I have to make them noise free. These recordings were taken in ...
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Weird Pattern in the Power Spectrum diagram (i.e. the frequency domain of the signal)

I am quite a newbie to signal processing. I convert the time-domain signal to the frequency domain with the automated power-spectrum generator in the matlab app. The frequency domain has this ...
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How to accurately estimate the quality factor of a noisy signal

I'm currently interested in measuring the quality factor of a noisy signal. For the purposes of example, consider a single degree of freedom mechanical system excited by white noise: \...