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Relation between power spectral density and mean absolute value

The root mean square $$\sigma_{x} = \sqrt{\frac{1}{T}\int_0^T x^2(t) \, \mathrm{d}t}$$ of a finite zero-mean random signal $x(t)$ in the range $0 < t < T$ is related to the signal's power ...
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Analytical spectral density of a On/Off modulation defined by a Bernoulli process

Consider a narrow band signal (laser) that I can modulate digitally with a on/off switch controlled by a digital pseudo random number generator. The resulting signal features a linewidth broadened by ...
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Images as Markov chains

I have seen literature on representing black and white images as probability distributions and then computing "distances" between them, for example, in optimal transport. I was wondering if there is ...
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The variance of the correlation output of a White Gaussian Noise and a BPSK signal?

Suppose the White Gaussian noise is $n(t)$ with zero mean and power density $N_0/2$. The BPSK signal is $b(t)\sin(2\pi f_c t)$. And $b(t)$ is the rectangular waveform as $$ b(t) = \sum_n B_n P_{T_c}(...
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On the spectral representation of deterministic and random signals

I went back to many references in order to fix some of the confusions that I have on many concepts in signal spectral representation. I concluded that: 1) Deterministic signals may be represented ...
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How to find a variance of sample sequence

I have a sequence such as $$r[n] = y[n]v[n]$$ $y[n]$ and $v[n]$ are zero-mean and statistically independent. I need to find a variance of $r[n]$ and show that it is white and equal to $\sigma ^2_y\...
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Rate distortion function for a Gaussian process with a squared exponential kernel

This is probably a question whose answer should be available in some paper or textbook, but my searching for it hasn't helped me find a result that I could use. The question is basically just what ...
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Particular Correlation formula

I'm reading a book where the autocorrelation of white noise is expressed as: What is the term $Q(k)$ and why is is expressed as an average value of a dot product ?
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Simulate time series given temporal auto-correlation functions

Given a random process $x[n] \in \mathbb{R}$ (say of length $N$) and all correlation functions such as: \begin{align} \langle x[i]\rangle\\ \langle x[i]x[j]\rangle\\ \langle x[i]x[j]x[k]\rangle\\ \...
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response of LTI system to a Random Input Signal

what is LTI filter? what is the output when x(t) is input? let x(t) be the input signal to the system and y(t) denote the output signal. The output of the system may be expressed in terms of ...
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Band-limited random signal with arbitrary distribution?

I'd like to generate a random discrete-time signal that is band-limited to some bandwidth B (by means of a digital filter, ie in MATLAB). The catch is that I'd like this signal to have an arbitrary ...
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Cramér-Rao lower bound

I have been trying to implement the Cramér-Rao lower bound from the paper - A reference-free time difference of arrival source localization using a passive sensor array (eq. 6 and eq. 7). $$ \...
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PSD of complex white gaussian noise

It may be a really simple question, but I'm not sure about this one: Given a complex white Gaussian noise process with iid real and imaginary parts and a double sided power spectral density of $N_0/2$...
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expected value of two LTI output signals multiplied (cross correlation)

I have an input signal x (assumed to be iid Gaussian with $\mu=0$, $\sigma^2$) which is fed into two linear systems: $y_1 = h_1 * x$ $y_2 = h_2 * x$ Now I would like to calculate $\mathbb{E}[y_1 y_2]...
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Random Process at a particular time instance

I was studying Random Process and I thought I understood what it was all about until I came across this example. Consider a random experiment of tossing a coin with sample space S = {H, T} The sample ...
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Converting a non-stationary random process into a WSS process by adding a random phase

Here is an example where this method has been implemented. We were trying to calculate the spectrum of a transmitted signal(Random signal/weighted pulse) The auto correlation function of the pulse ...
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Fourier-Analysis of Stationary Random Signals

Let's say we have discrete-time stationary random signals with Gaussian PDF of mean value 0 and variance 1, whose individual signal values are uncorrelated. For such a signal, how can we determine ...
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Physical interpretation of 4th-order correlations

BACKGROUND: Let's say we have samples of a random process $X(t)$ at two different times, $t_1$ and $t_2$, denoted $X(t_1), X(t_2)$. The values of $X(t)$ represent some voltage-like quantity (i.e. a ...
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Random Signals - statistical properties are time dependant?

I'm taking a course on DSP and we're being introduced to the random signals, in particular continuous time and discrete time random signals. We're told that if we repeat a single random experiment at ...
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Are two jointly stationary white noise processes independent?

I am currently dealing with a problem concerning beamforming, where two "jointly stationary zero-mean white noise processes" form the input of an adaptive system. One of those processes resembles the ...
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Covariance matrix associated with random DC level in Gaussian noise

Given a signal $x[n] = A + w[n]$ where $A$ is a Gaussian random variable and $w[n]$ is Gaussian white noise, then the covariance matrix of the signal is given by $[C(\sigma^2_A)]_{ij}=E[x[i-1]x[j-...
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Null autocorrelation function and stationary

I can show that a process $X(t)$ is Wide Sense stationary (WSS) by showing that $E[X(t)]$ is constant and that its autocorrelation function is in function of $\tau=t_1-t_2$, that is, $R_X(t+\tau,t)=...
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Understanding PSD: Why Does Power at High Frequencies Affect Low Frequencies?

I'm trying to wrap my head around power spectral density on a conceptual level, but I am having some difficulty. Suppose I have a communication system where I am receiving and sampling white Gaussian ...
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Autocorrelation of Addition of Two Independent Signals

Given a random signal $ Z \left( t \right) $ which is addition of two independent signals $ X \left( t \right) $ and $ Y \left( t \right) $ with constant parameters $ a $ and $ b $: $$ Z (t) = aX(t) +...
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Applying the CUSUM algorithm to a correlated random process

As far as I know, the CUSUM algorithm is meant for detecting change points on discrete-time uncorrelated random processes. For instance, to apply the CUSUM algorithm to a discrete Gaussian process, ...
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Does a collection of Gaussian random variables necessarily constitute a Gaussian Process?

If $\{X(t)\}$ is a Gaussian Process then the random variables $X(t_k)$ where $k = 1,2,3...n$, are jointly Gaussian. If each random variable $X(t)$ is a Gaussian variable, then will the random ...
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Mean Square Continuity of Random Process

Show that a stochastic process $X(t)$ is mean square continuous if and only if its autocorrelation function $R_X(t_1,t_2)$ is continous $\Rightarrow$ Proof: We have $E[(X(t)-X(t_0))^2]=R_X(t,t)-R_X(...
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Energy Detection in Presence of Colored Gaussian Noise

Before asking my question, let me introduce the context: For spectrum sensing based on energy detection, which has been widely studied in presence of AWGN, the optimal detection threshold is computed ...
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Applications of Power Spectral Density [closed]

I have a class covering Power Spectral Density but I have no idea why it matters. Could someone provide some examples of its use? Thanks
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Is the sum of white noise and shifted white noise white noise again?

Let $W[k]$ be a stationary white noise with variance = 1 Question: Is $X[k] = W[k] + c \cdot W[k-1]$ white noise? $c$ is a real number.
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Characteristic and moment generating function of a random variable interpretation

I have been studying about moments and cumulants of a random variable. Even though the definitions of characteristic and moments generating function are very similar (only the sign in the exponential ...
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A wide sense stationary random process that is not second order stationary [duplicate]

I have been reading Peebles Probability, Random Variables, and Random Signal Principles and it claims that second-order stationarity is sufficient to guarantee: $E[X(t)]$ is a constant $R_{XX}(t1,t2) ...
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Approximating a Gaussian Process

Suppose that $\theta_t$ is an exogenous variable with known Gaussian process. Next, suppose that for any index $i\in [0,1]$, $$ a_{i,t} = (1-\beta)\mathbb E[\theta_t|\mathcal I_{i,t}]+\beta \mathbb E[...
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Dimensional analysis of integrated white noise process

This question is somewhat related to this post. Let us consider we have a white noise current source $i_n(t)$, with a variance $\sigma_i^2$, and mean, $\mu_n=0$. Assume that this current is passed ...
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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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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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Autocorrelation and PSD

Let $X(t)$ and $Y(t)$ be two orthogonal processes with power spectral densities $$S_{xx}(f) = S_{yy}(f)=\begin{cases} 1-\lvert f\rvert, & \lvert f\rvert<1 \\[1ex] 0,& \text{otherwise} \end{...
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Is there a way to obtain the original signal (stationary process) from its combination through filtering (matlab) and crosscorrelation?

I have a stationary process $w_1(t)$, white in band $B=[-2, 2] KHz$, and another process: $x(t)=w_1(t)-w_1(t+t_0)$, where $t_0=250\mu s$. I want to re-obtain $w_1(t)$ by filtering $x(t)$ through $h(t)...
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Solving Wiener Hopf integral equation for causal filter of predictor

Given a stochastic signal $x(t)$ with autocorrelation function $R_{xx}(\tau)=\mathrm{exp}(- \alpha|\tau|)$, $\alpha>0$. I want to predict $x(t+\lambda)$,$\lambda>0$ by $x(t-\tau)$, $\tau\ge0$ ...
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Capacity of cascade binary symmetric channels

Let's imagine that we have interconnected in cascade $L$ binary symmetric channels each with the same transition probability $p(y|x) \in \{p, q=1-p\}$, where the output of each BSC is connected to the ...
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log-likelihhood function for N sample of data

if $x(t)=b A e^{ j\omega t} + e(t)$ for $t= 1,2,...,N$ where $b$ is a parameter, $A$ is a vector $M \times 1$, $e(t)$ is a white Gaussian noise with covariance matrix of $Q$ theh what is log-...
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Autocorrelation function $R_{yy}(t_1,t_2)$?

If $x(t)$ is a zero mean stationary Gaussian process and if $y(t)=x^2(t)$,then $\{y(t)\}$ is called a square law detector process. Now i want to find autocorrelation function $R_{yy}(t_1,t_2)$,that is ...
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What is the distribution of it?

If $\theta$ is uniformly distributed in $(0, 2\pi),$ then what is the distribution of $e^{i\theta},$ where $i = \sqrt{-1}?$ And what are the statistical properties of $\left[e^{i0\theta}\, e^{i1\theta}...
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PDF of a Shifted Rectangular Pulse

I wanted to determine the PDF of a Stochastic Process. I am familiar with the concept of PDF for a Random Variable which maps the outcomes to its probabilities but I am not able to find the PDF of a ...
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Spectral flatness or Wiener Entropy for AR(1) and AR(2)

I'm sudiying compressibility of random processes by using Spectral flatness aka Wiener Entropy I would like to know if there is any reference which derives this quantity, for autoregressive ...
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Average Power Spectral Density of PAM signals

I am reading through the PAM transmission scheme and about the power spectral density of the signals. Given that the Average Power Spectral Density of PAM Signals is: $$ \Phi_{ss}(f)=\Phi_{aa}\left(e^...
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Testing whether a process is a Wiener process

Ideally I would like links to code implementations (eg. Matlab ) or book references, but I would appreciate suggestions on various methods. We start with sampled process $X_{t}$. A straightforward ...
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Random signals as power signals

Why are random signals considered as power signals (i.e. signals with infinite energy and finite average power)? Does this make any sense? What does it mean for random signals to have infinite energy ...
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Understanding the definition of mean/autocorrelation

I was studying about the definitions of mean, expected value and autocorrelation. I wanted to verify my understanding the evaluation of mean, expected value and autocorrelation. At the same time to ...
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Understanding of Random Process/Random Variable

At a simpler level to my previous question, I wanted to confirm my understanding on Random Process based on Random Variables using an example. So, I took this example: If we consider a dice, which ...