Questions tagged [power-spectral-density]

The Power Spectral Density (PSD) is the distribution of signal power over frequencies.

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Estimating the bandwidth of various signals

I am trying to estimate the bandwidth of different signals, with different modulations, as seen in a PSD graph. I've heard about a "$3\ \rm dB$ rule" in this context. I don't need extreme accuracy. ...
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Calculating SPL from pressure signal - Amplitude vs Power method

I have a pressure signal from a Fluent FFowcs-Williams Hawkings acoustics analysis. I converted this pressure signal into the frequency domain in order to get SPL values, using Matlab. I used the ...
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Why averaging in Spectral magnitude domain not in complex domain to estimate spectrum of a process

Consider we need the magnitude spectrum of the signal. Signal is recorded in $N$ trials to a certain stimuli. Signal varies from each trial because of noise. So, to estimate the actual magnitude ...
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variance in the time domain versus variance in frequency domain

Hi All: I'm trying to better understand the connection between variance of a time series and the integral of the spectral density over all frequencies. Rather than going through all of the relations, ...
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Approximate the change in perceived gain from applying transfer function to audio signal

I have an audio signal that I am applying an analogue transfer function $H(s)$ to. I would like to approximate the change in gain ($\Delta \text{ Gain}$) as perceived by the listener for an arbitrary ...
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Definition of average power?

There are two kind of average power I encountered in random signal class and textbook: definition 1: average power =$$E[|x(t)|^2]=R_{xx}(0)=\int^\infty_{-\infty} S_{xx}(f)\,df$$ definition 2: average ...
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Power Spectral Density of a WSS Random Process with 2D Discrete Fourier Transform

I'm trying to understand how the random process (RP) signal in discrete time domain is related to its power spectral density (PSD) in frequency domain if the signal is wide sense stationary (WSS). If ...
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Energy Detection Algorithm Uncertainty

I'm currently working on a project to perform energy detection of an IEEE 802.15.4 using the block diagram illustrated below. However, I do have a little uncertainty about the algorithm. I'm wondering ...
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PSDs and Parseval's theorem

OK, I have been banging my head for quite a while trying to make sense of this simple equation: The $1/T$ is what is causing me all the grief. I assume that the square of the Fourier transform of ...
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Response of Linear System to Stochastic Process

Somehow I am getting the variance{u(n)} equal to '0' !! This is the case when I take the coefficient 'a' as real. As it is not mentioned in the question I need to find the solution to this question ...
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Pa^2/Hz to dB/Hz conversion

I have PSD data from an computational aeroacoustics analysis, which is in the units of Pa^2/Hz. I want to convert this to dB/hz; would it be correct if I use PSD[in dB/Hz] = 10log10(PSD[in Pa^2/Hz]) ...
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dB/hz to dB Conversion

I'm have a PSD graph of dB/hz vs. frequency in hz. I want to convert the dB/hz unit to dB, but I can't find any way of doing it. Help would be much appreciated!
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Clarification concerning power spectral density

Many books in signal processing, e.g. Papoulis , define power spectral density (PSD) as: $$S(\omega)=\sum_{k=-\infty}^{\infty}R_{xx}(k)e^{-j\omega k}$$ Which is the fourier transform of the ...
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Interpretation of steady state sensor signal

I try to understand some measurement results of an accelerometer MEMS sensor. I used a mikrocontroller which is sampling an accelerometer's analog signal with the built in analog-digital-converter. ...
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Reason for decrease in the PSD gain with increase in the number of FFT points

what is the reason for that? The gain should increase ideally I guess. This is the code I tried. As I increase the length of F by zero padding,the gain of PSD reduces. ...
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How to transform flat-field corrected spectra to those under Standard illuminant E (ideal equal energy illuminant)

My ultimate goal is to convert a flat-field corrected hyperspectral image of reflectance (360nm-780nm) to corresponding CIEXYZ image and thus device-independent color image. By flat-field correction, ...
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Cross Power Spectrum

Is it necessary that cross power spectrum (CPSD) should always be between power spectrum (PSD) of individual signals, irrespective of the method we compute it? The images are shown below.
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Is there an equivalent time-domain operation to the spectrum averaging in Welch's method?

In Welch's method a time-series is segmented and then the subsequent FFTs of the segments are averaged. Is there an equivalent time-domain operation? I guess doing the the Welch estimate and ...
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How do I modulate complex time domain signal to a carrier frequency?

I want to modulate a complex time domain signal to a carrier frequency 1880MHz but the sampling frequency is 30M which is smaller than Fs. I did upconversion using ...