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What Resources Are Recommended for an Introduction to Signal Processing (DSP)?

What are some recommended resources (books, tutorials, lectures, etc.) on digital signal processing, and how to begin working with it on a technical level?
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A good textbook for designing signal filters

Since a couple of months ago I started being actively involved in the area of control of dynamical systems. In most cases, designing a controller for a given dynamic system will require the ...
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DSP or signal/image/data processing jokes

Some other StackExchange/StackOverflow sites are entertained with a certain level of humor or fun. What is your favorite “data analysis” cartoon? is particularly worth mentioning (IMHO) this xkcd ...
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Can we break the Shannon capacity?

I have a friend working in wireless communications research. He told me that we can transmit more than one symbol in a given slot using one frequency (of course we can decode them at the receiver). ...
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Where did Arnold Tustin first introduce the bilinear transform?

It's well known that the bilinear transform is also known as Tustin's Method. As far as I know, Arnold Tustin really did introduce the idea into the control systems literature, so the name isn't just ...
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Recommendation for book - Writing DSP code in C

I am looking for some good book, that simply show how you actually write a code in C, to do all the main DSP methods . FFT. Low-pass and high-pass filters. Auto-correlation. Noise processing. And ...
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How do I get started with Wavelets

Our current project requires us to do some analysis using Wavelet Transform. Can anybody suggest me a practical book, preferably with MATLAB or C examples. I am currently reading some tutorials, but ...
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Any references for the trade-off between software and mechanics/optics in industrial machine vision systems?

I explain my question with a simplified example. I can design an industrial vision system for the automatic inspection of an item with these main requirements: the image of a good piece must be a ...
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Introduction to Statistical Signal Processing

There is a postdoc in my lab whose specialty is "statistical signal processing". He has a PhD in Electrical Engineering and he analyzes the neural data collected. I am wondering what courses/topics I ...
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Intuitive interpretation of Laplace transform

So I am getting to grasps with Fourier transforms. Intuitively now I definately understand what it does and will soon follow some classes on the mathematics (so the actual subject). But then I go on ...
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Fields of math needed for digital filter design

I want learn digital filter design. My knowledge of math is at high school level. I can learn math through the Internet. Then, what fields of math do I have to learn?
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Books/resources for implementing various mathematical functions in fixed point arithmetic for DSP purposes

I'm looking for books or resources that cover the following in detail: implementing mathematical functions (e.g., logarithm, exponential, sine, cosine, inverse) in fixed point arithmetic for DSP ...
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Precision of Computer Vision algorithms

Let's say the task is to determine element position on image. First very important thing is correct detection of object then some algorithms of calculating position are used (for examble blob analysis)...
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References on the MP3 encoding algorithm

Does anybody have a reference describing the MP3 algorithm in a step-by-step manner and clear to understand? These references were a little bit confusing: Audio compression using modified ...
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Guitar effects explanation books

Can you please suggest some books to get how guitar effects: distortion, overdrive, phaser and so on are achieved ?
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Issues related to entropy

I have long been faced with the confusion regarding entropy and would be obliged if the following are answered in less technical jargon. Following the link Different kinds of entropy raises the ...
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When did signal processing become a field of its own?

This is perhaps a bit soft question but when did signal processing become a field of its own? It would appear to have first been a branch of mathematics and statistics but then emerged as an ...
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What are the minimum knowledge required to begin the study of Digital Signal Processing?

I am a student of computer science (not the university but technical school). I am interested in the world of DSP, and I saw that it is closely connected with mathematics. I noticed for example that a ...
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Different representations of images and their purpose

I'm doing a small overview of different image representations used in image processing and computer vision. For every representation, I would like to have (at least) the following information: the ...
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Convex Optimization in Signal and Image Processing

In signal processing, convex optimization plays a useful role in problems such as sparse signal recovery and filter design. What other places does convex optimization appear? For example, in ...
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I'm looking to do my senior capstone project in the field of medical tomography, what is a good book to get acquainted with the field?

I'm a junior currently pursuing a mathematics degree with aspirations toward medical school. I have a senior project I have my entire last year to devote time to, and I've decided that I want to ...
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What is a “Hampel Filter” and how does it work?

One of the new functions in the MATLAB Signal Processing toolbox for R2015b is the Hampel Filter. It appears to be used for outlier removal and from the examples, it looks like it might do a better ...
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Jumping from DSP concepts to practice…recommend books?

I have fairly good understanding of DSP theory and algorithm design (and also MATLAB and C). What are the best books or what other advice could be given for learning how to actually implement DSP ...
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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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Audio DSP HW Recommendation

I'm very new to DSP hardware, so I am taking it upon myself to learn it with regard to Audio and Acoustic Signal Processing. I've learned quite a bit of theory in a graduate DSP course, but absolutely ...
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Transfer function and deconvolution

Forewords This question is about methodology references and numerical application. I am posting on Signal Processing because I think this question belong to this place. I am new to the stack, feel ...
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Resources on ridgelets/curvelets

Can you suggest any good introductory resources on ridgelets and/or curvelets for image processing purposes? I'm considering buying Sparse Image and Signal Processing: Wavelets, Curvelets, ...
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Books that explain DSP well to those not directly in engineering?

I do work with computer graphics and am dipping my toes into ray tracing. That field involves a good number of the subjects covered in DSP (Fourier transform, time vs frequency space, etc) but I was ...
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Is Smith's book still usable and up-to-date?

I'm learning DSP with Smith's book, but I discovered the second edition is from 1999, is this book still usable today?
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Best “Advanced DSP” book

Let's suppose I have finished studying the first college level DSP textbook and I'm looking for a book, that is the next step beyond: "Digital Signal Processing: Alan V. Oppenheim" What's the best ...
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references for techniques to reduce recursive filter startup transients

I am trying to track down references (published articles or reports ideally) that establish the basis for some of the techniques being used to minimize the effect of recursive digital filter startup ...
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New Horizons at Pluto

I'm teaching an undergraduate linear algebra course, and looking for applications. The New Horizons spacecraft is approaching Pluto, and returning images I find fascinating: http://pluto.jhuapl.edu/...
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What is the definition of a noiselet?

I am reading about different integral transforms. Fourier transform being a subject I will soon take a class on. Looking at the wavelet transform there is one term that I do not understand, that is ...
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When Kalman's assumptions are relaxed

From Kalman's seminal paper "A New Approach to Linear Filtering and Prediction Problem", it is clear that Kalman's exposition is based on the following fundamental assumptions: Measurements that are ...
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Overlapping power-of-cosine windows with constant weight

I would like to refer you to a relevant question I posed on the Math StackExchange: A generalisation of the Pythagorean trigonometric identity. As can be seen from the question and the answer, what ...
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Resources for learning about filters from scratch?

Topic of filters is very important in signal processing So i want to learn about filters from scratch and then eventually reaching FIR and IIR filters I have some idea about low pass,high pass,band ...
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Book recommendations on DSP, statistical SP and signal detection

I am looking for a good reference on DSP. I am a little bit more than beginner and have some experience in DPS. I think I would have to start with rather easier books where a concept of DSP is ...
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Literature on noise removal in OCR applications

Could someone point out the core texts or articles most useful on techniques for the removal of noise from scanned text for OCR applications?
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Pattern recognition and Machine Learning reference

My main reference for machine learning and pattern recognition is Pattern Recognition and Machine Learning by Bishop. But I want a complementary reference to this which has more exercises and explains ...
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Digital Image Processing Textbook with Specific Topics

I am looking for a Digital Image Processing and analysis textbook, but there are specific topics that I would like the book to cover. Among other topics, I would like it to include a discussion of: (...
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What is the entropy for these cases?

This question stems from an article, "Entropy estimation of symbol sequences" download link where the abstract mentions the need for using symbols in information theory. Random chains of ...
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References and resources on hyperspectral (multispectral) image processing

Due to my work, I just started studying hyperspectral or multispectral image processing. I think I have enough programming background and studied mathematics for my degree - it was long time ago ...
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Common symbols or standards used for DSP block diagrams?

When creating high level block diagrams of DSP or signal processing, what symbols are typically used? Are there any standards? For example its common to see gain to be a triangle. Whilst for a low ...
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Occupied Bandwidth

I am pretty new in the field of Signal Processing. I am a structural engineering graduate student at the UT at Austin. I am currently working on a project that regards acoustic emission monitoring of ...
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Convolution of signals sampled on a logarithmic grid

Is there a practical accelerated algorithm or a theoretical discrete (Fourier) transform based method to convolve discrete-time signals sampled on a logarithmic grid? What I mean is representing a ...
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Recent Papers on Spectrum analysis

This is more of a soft question, I am currently writing a paper for my Master's in Mathematics and my topic of choice has been to focus on the Mathematical techniques behind Spectrum Analysis. For ...
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Audio signal processing book suggestions

I want to start learning about audio signal processing but I cannot find a good starting point. Please suggest books or lecture series.
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Computer exercises and solutions in signal processing

I am very interested in this question and can literally not find anywhere a simple answer, so apologize in advance if it does not fit well this community. I am looking for either an online resource ...
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Forward/reverse median filter. Reference needed

I am using the double median filtering of my data. For this, I perform median filtering of the signal in forward direction, then in reverse direction (from end to start). Results are averaged. Example ...
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Recommendation for good ressources on digital processing and D-QPSK

I've been a C++ developer for 10 years. Quite high level. And I am completely new to Digital Signal Processing. I am trying to implement a Software Defined Radio. Specifically I am trying to receive ...