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### Why is not Fourier Transform Good for Non-linear Processes

I was reading through slides about Hilbert Huang Transform. In slide 14, which talks about the motivations of a new method instead of Fourier Transform (FT), the author provides those two reasons in ...
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### Why is aliasing inherently non-linear?

E.g. when having 2 signals $x(t)$ and $y(t)$ and transforming each one with adding their spectra, the operation is linear, as the result would be the same as the transformation of $(x + y)(t)$. Even ...
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### As of 2019, which discrete nonlinear, time-invariant systems with memory are considered "easy" to model and identify?

There are several types of discrete nonlinear time-invariant systems with memory ("NTIM") which are considered "easy" to model and identify. Any such system can be represented using a Volterra series, ...
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### Precisions on Hilbert Huang transform

After investigating signal analysis methods based on empirical mode decomposition (EMD), I found that recent developments are mostly related to the Hilbert Huang transform (HHT) and the Local Mean ...
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### Extended Kalman Filter for Linear Systems with Non Linear Measurements

I'm successfully using an Extended Kalman Filter for object tracking. My state vector ($x, y, v_x, v_y$) needs to be in cartesian coordinates. The measurement data is transmitted in polar coordinates. ...
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### PID With Prediction

First, I just want to start off by saying that I am a programmer, and am no expert in complex algorithms, and will probably not be able to apply complex pseudo-code or other descriptions of a solution....
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### Is there a way to compute the spectrum effect of a non-linear function?

I'm interested in developing audio software. I've read the books by Will Pirkle and there's something I'm struggling to understand about how non-linear functions affect the frequency spectrum of a ...
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### How to avoid harmonic distortions in a DAC?

I have a DAC which is assumed to be nonlinear, such that it produces unwanted harmonic distortions at integer multiples of the input frequencies. (EDIT: Any other nonlinear distortions, such as ...
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### Delta-limiting filter

Consider a filter which tracks $x_i$, clipping $|x_i - x_{i-1}| >$ some limit, say 1: ...
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### Volterra Kernel Convolution Method

Here I understand that the first term is a simple convolution of the input signal with first volterra kernel that I have acquired through farina sweep method, my question is if the second term is the ...
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### Dynamic convolution vs Volterra series

I'm trying to understand how a dynamic convolution model relates to something like a Volterra series, and what kinds of effects the latter can capture that the former can't (and vice versa). By ...
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### How to determine if the system is linear or nonlinear

Given a signal $$y(n)=x(n)\cos(wn)$$ How to determine if the given signal is linear or non linear? I am getting so confused reading the theory. If someone could help step by step to determine this....
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### What subclass of nonlinear systems can be represented by Volterra series?

Can every possible nonlinear time-invariant Volterra series be represented by a Volterra series? If not, which ones can? Also, are there any time-variant systems that can be represented by Volterra ...
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### How to linearize this state space model and write it in discrete form?

This might not be trivial nor short so in advance thank you all who read this in attempt to help. I'm building a Kalman filter in matlab and I'm fairly certain the software itself is working correctly ...
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### Upsampling - What purpose does the interpolation filter have?

I want to apply some nonlinear processing to a signal, namely: I want to implement a tube emulation which adds warmth/harmonic distortion to a digital audio signal. I am worried about aliasing, so I ...
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### Create distortion from basic linear (and non-linear if neccessary) DSP elements

I'm studying mechatronics and I'm intrested in DSP basics. My lecturer said that there are four basic linear DSP elements: Adder (and other mathematical operations) Amplification (shown on diagrams ...
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### Nonlinear wavelets transform?

Is wavelet a Nonlinear transform, or Not? specifically, continuous wavelet transform with morlet function. I am studying behavior of a dynamic system, and it has nonlinear behaviour. can I employ ...
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### Analysis of the ratio of two moving average filters

I have created a basic segmentation algorithm for 1-D signals (e.g. audio) based on a ratio of energy averages. The classification rule involves comparing the signal energy measured over a short time ...
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### Show that decomposition does not hold for non-linear system

The solution to an inhomogeneous differential equation can be split up into homogeneous solution and a particular solution (forced response). Another way to split up the solution to an inhomogeneous ...
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