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Interpolating inertial sensors data to correct for packet loss

I am using inertial sensors to calculate orientation using a accelerometer, gyroscope and magnetometer. There is Bluetooth connectivity and writing samples to SD card involved in the data collection ...
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What type of low-pass filter to use for gyroscope filtering in control application?

I am using a gyroscope to generate a feedback signal that drives a motor to resist rotation, just as in a camera gimbal. The gyroscope is sampling at 32 KHz with a bandwidth of 8 KHz, and my control ...
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Is my Kalman Filter model reasonable? Using for a 3 wheels rover platform

Background: I'm building a 3 omniwheel rover platform that looks something like this: It has 1 IMU sensors on each of the wheels (3 in total). So in theory, I can get gyroscope and accelerometer data ...
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Bias instability in Gyroscopes : AVER / ADEV

I am attempting to implement allan variance to determine the amount of bias that is shown in my IMU's gyroscope ( BMI160 ). I am doing this with the following formula, that was captured in the ...
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How to interpret Allan Deviation plot for gyroscope?

Regions with different slopes correspond to different types of noises in Allan Deviation plot of a steady gyroscope at steady temperature. My doubts are: What is significance of x axis in this plot, ...
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Rocketry : Combine two accelerometers to reduce noise?

I am designing an IMU for an experimental rocket. I'll be using the BN055 9DOF that has sensor fusion - orientation quaternion - and gravity compensation. My main goal is speed computation, and I was ...
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Handling a number of simultaneous measurements in Extended Kalman Filter?

If I have a number of sensors whose measurements arrive at the same time - how can I handle them properly in the Kalman filter? P.S. The measurements are not necessarily taken at the same time but I ...
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Kalman Filter Sensor Processing

Kalman filter achieves convergence of state vector by using sensor observations. Assuming a sensor such like velocity sensor, giving two axis velocity information in X-axis as well as Y-axis(see edit ...
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Is there a closed form solution for a temporal calibration of two different signals?

Given two signals $f_1(t),f_2(t+dt)$ where $t$ is time and $dt$ is the time delay between the two signals, is there any closed-form solution with respect to $dt$? what are the efficient global ...
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FFT of resultant of signals

If one has two signals (say, two acceleromters mounted perpendicularly) and a piece-wise resultant acceleration signal is determined, it appears that frequency content information cannot be determined ...
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Signal recovery from multiple noisy sensors

I'm working on detecting signals buried under the sensor noise using a multiple sensor system and using some technique (correlation?) to take what is common to all the sensors and cancel out the ...
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Software based synchronizing of multiple data streams/sensors with slightly differing sampling rates

Situation: I try to synchronize the data streams of multiple sensors (ADXL372) of the same type but with different data output rates. The data sheet states all sensors should have the same sampling ...
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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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Source localization in 3d

Let's say I have a 4-sensor square-shaped array in 3d space, with sensors at $$ s_1 = [1 \ 0 \ 1] \\ s_2 = [2 \ 0 \ 1] \\ s_3 = [1 \ 0 \ 2] \\ s_4 = [2 \ 0 \ 2] \\ $$ And a single source somewhere ...
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Digital filter selection for sensor

I am having a LM35 sensor which gives $10\textrm{ mV}$ signal per degree rise of temperature. Now I have one question, which digital filter will be the best for this ? This sensor will be use in very ...
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Digital filter: selection

I am going through digital filter design. But I really get confused with so many Digital filters : IIR FIR Moving Average Linear phase filter Allpass filter Comb filter Analog filter: ...
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Detecting pattern from signal data by gaussian mixture model?

I'm a machine learning newbie. I have sensor data which is generated by several sensors. The data is a series of 'time's. (it is not labeled, in other words, I cannot know which sensor generates ...
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What is sensor drift?

From Wikipedia: If the output signal slowly changes independent of the measured property, this is defined as drift So my question is, if I have a gyroscope with sensor drift does that mean that $E\...
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Filtering an acceleration signal

I have a triaxial accelerometer giving me acceleration along x, y, and z. I then combine the 3 axes by calculating magnitude of acceleration over all time points (details in my question here) I'm ...
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Triaxial accelerometer to single signal

I have some smartphone recorded accelerometer data, so I have acceleration along 3 axes: $$a_{x}, a_{y}, a_{z}$$ The accelerometer data was collected by securing a phone to a walking subject. I'm ...
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Spectrum Sensing HW

I am interested to use an existing hardware to perform a spectrum sensing/monitoring in the frequency range of 2.2–2.6 GHz. Taking into account that the 802.11ac channels are in the range of 2.4–2.5 ...
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Vibration signal analysis of non-stationary movement

my task is to develop a condition monitoring system of a machine module. For that I am using the vibration sensors placed on the machine housing. I want to focus on only one module of the machine, a ...
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Frequency measurement from acoustic emission sensor data(VDC RMS)

Currently, I am facing a problem about understanding FFT concept and getting exact frequency with acoustic emission sensor data(VDC RMS data). I want to measure the sound frequency from the acoustic ...
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Techniques Used To Process Accelerometer Recordings [closed]

I'm currently working on a project which involves using Accelerometer data. Having searched the internet for techniques in processing the data, I am unable to find simple techniques. Is there any ...
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Partitioning spatiotemporal frames into touches (hockey puck analysis)

Currently working on a problem dealing with the position of a hockey puck in order to do event detection for an undergraduate research project. My frames are composed of positional data $(x,y)$ and ...
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Why do we assume zero mean noise in sensor data?

I am reading a paper on measuring respiratory patterns from video data. In defining the model, the authors formulate the problem mathematically as: $x_i(t)=h_i(t) \ast g(t) + n_i(t) $ Where $n_i(t)...
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Using Kalman Filter to fuse two sensor readings of the same type

I have always used Kalman Filter to smooth a signal comes from one sensor only. I would like to know if Kalman Filter could be used to fuse data coming from two different sensors that provide the ...
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How to remove ADC-induced noise from voltage measurement data?

I am measuring the various voltages involved in a solar energy system, but the recorded values vary by quite a bit, most of which is caused by the ADC in the Arduino Nano I am using to take the ...
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Vibration Sensor - Balancing Machine

Im' working on a balancing machine. this machine has two vibration sensors. (pizzo) my question is about that why this machine use two Sensors? this machine has an rotary encoder to detect disk angle. ...
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How to determine load cell response to arbitrary temperature changes with known step response(s)

We have a loadcell, the output of which is (naturally) temperature dependent. Under static load conditions, we have observed a dynamic response to temperature changes. Therefore, we did a step ...
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Obtaining n values from n-1 sensors

As the questions states, lets consider we have 3 gas sensors giving me data for: A B C Note that only sensors for A and B give absolute values, yet we need the absolute values for all four species:...
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How to calculate bicycle revolutions per second form acceleration sensor data

I use the BMA250E acceleration sensor to measured in bicycle revolutions per second. I also use Kalman filter for noisy filter. The Blue line is raw data from accelerometer $x$-axis. The Red line is ...
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How to convert magnetometer readings into orientation?

I have a magnetometer sensor, obtaining the reading with $50$Hz rate. Unfortunately, the data is not labeled: I just know that these are $x$,$y$,$z$ axes, and that the reading are in $\mu$T (micro ...
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Interpretation of minimum discernible signal (MDS) in sonar equation

I am working on modelling and simulations of synthetic aperture sonar at component/subsystem level. I have started with standard sonar equations for calculating detection ranges for different ...
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Why is my laser beam intensity profile not Gaussian?

I am kind of new to laser physics and signal processing, I hope I am in the right place to ask this question. I am also sorry for my not-great English. I have been asked to study the transverse ...
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detect and distinguish driving maneuvers via smartphone sensors

I want to do some driving style analysis via smartphone. Therefore, I programmed an app that records a 2D acceleration (when accelerating/braking and turning left/right). The app calibrates itself in ...
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Accelerometer - coordinate system transformation

I'm getting some accelerometer readings from an Android phone, but it comes in on the phone's coordinate system. I want to apply a transformation to put the acceleration in the world coordinate system ...
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Oversampled Binary Image Sensor vs Active Pixel Sensor(CMOS)

I am a beginner in the field of Image processing.I was designing a camera sensor when I came across these two type of sensors: CMOS(Active Pixel Sensor) Oversampled Binary Image Sensor. Now, I can ...
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Choosing correct filter parameters for IMU sensor datas

I have a IMU sensor breakoutboard using ITG3701, LSM303D LinkProduct. This involves accelerometer, gyroscope and magnetometer. I have connected the sensors to a Arduino and sending the datas to ...
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Combination of accelation signals from two devices

I have $x_A$, $y_A$, and $z_A$ acceleration signals collected from a smartphone and I call it: set $A$ and I also have $x_B$, $y_B$, and $z_B$ same acceleration signals from smartwatch: let's call ...
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Detecting outliers/noise from sensor data

I am trying to detect outliers/noise as indicated on the diagram below from sensor data. Can anyone advice how to go about it? I can only do this in python, so are there libraries in python that I can ...
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Phone accelerometer orientation

I have an app that retrieves the XYZ acceleration from the accelerometer. This works fine if the phone is oriented correctly with respect to the axis, but the interpretation of these values changes if ...
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How do I normalize accelerometer signals values to an relative scale?

Different smartphone devices have accelerometers manufactured by different manufacturers. Say I want to categorize vibrations recieved from various devices into one of the following scales : ...
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Open source GPS+IMU sensor fusion?

Are there any Open source implementations of GPS+IMU sensor fusion (loosely coupled; i.e. using GPS module output and 9 degree of freedom IMU sensors)? -- kalman filtering based or otherwise I see a ...
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Multiple cheap IMUs vs one expensive IMUs

In my project, there is a possibility of either buying one expensive IMU or 5 cheaper IMUs. They have to be cheaper due to budget limitations, and the idea is to use them in order to be able to do "...
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sensor fusion on GPS/IMU

can anyone gives any link or explained to me on how sensor fusion works on GPS/IMU. as of now, i have gain learn few of the algorithms on Kalman Filter. Currently, im using an arduino Uno as my data ...
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Sensor Data Fusion with Orientation Sensors in 3D Euclidian Space

Preconditions For measuring the position of a mobile device in 3D space, I utilize two sensors with different characteristics that measure device orientation. Sensor A (a combined sensor of ...
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Finding dependence between two sparse signals

I am new to signal processing and would really appreciate your help. happy to provide more context/details. In my research, I have a system that has many sensors $X_1, \ldots, X_N$ and using this ...
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Analyzing accelerometer data: appropriate use of rotation matrices?

I'm working on a project in which a rod is attached at one end to a rotating shaft. So, as the shaft rotates from 0 to ~100 degrees back-and-forth (in the xy plane), so does the rod. I mounted a 3-...
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What type of sensors have complex Gaussian noise?

What type of sensors have complex Gaussian noise? Do strain gauges also exhibit such noise?