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Binary vs 4-PAM PSD

I'm struggling to understand how you would form an expression for the PSD of a 4-PAM signal which is using rectangular pulse shaping. I understand for binary the likelihood of +/1 is equal so the ...
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negative value of signals

can we say there is no sound produced when the amplitude is 0? if yes what can we say when the amplitude is negative?
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What is k and n in this Discrete Hilbert Transform formula and how to use it with a time series?

I have a time series and I need to find the Discrete Hilbert Transform of that. This paper says that about the Hilbert Transform. Suppose I have a time series f(t)...
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SNR of a pulsed signal in noise

I have a digitized acoustic data of length L in which a pulsed signal (chirp) of finite duration and bandwidth is merged starting at some time instant t1 and ending at time instant t2. I wan to ...
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Down sampling an EEG signal

I have a set of 10 minute EEG signals that were sampled at 400 Hz and have 16 channels which corresponds to a 16x240000 matrix. These EEG signals belong to two different classes. I am trying to ...
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Partitioning data for minima detection

I am working with signals that consist of consecutive equidistant dips. I am trying to write an algorithm that finds the absolute lowest (minimum) point in each of the dips. We don't know the ...
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Finding threshold for noisy pulse train

I have a noisy signal that roughly switches between two distinct amplitude levels, i.e. looks like a pule train with irregular pulse with and small variations in the "on" and "off" amplitude over time,...
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Log Sine Sweep Acoustic Measurements

I am currently trying to understand the Sine Sweep Method for taking acoustic measurements. I am following this paper: https://www.thinksrs.com/downloads/pdfs/applicationnotes/SR1_SweptSine.pdf I ...
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How to find the filter coefficient of matched filter to detect the pulse of a signal?

I would to understand how to find the coefficient of a matched filter. Let's consider we have a signal and the signal is buried in the following noise. we want to find the coefficient of a matched ...
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Looking to simulate sound level meter (read microphone audio signal into 1/3 octave)

I am looking to pull audio from a microphone and analyse the 1/3 octave data. Can anyone suggest a software library to do this that I could then build a software interface on top of? Initially looking ...
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Analysis of linear acceleration and angular velocity, how to?

Excuse me If you don't feel that this question is good enough, but at the moment this is my level of entry knowledge. Imagine that you have 200 recordings from the sensors, and information that you ...
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I want to plot a gaussian pulse in MATLAB in the frequency domain, with its centre at the highest value

I have tried one way but i am getting 2 peaks at the edges as shown in the picture. I have used 1 part of my code for the signal generation where i used the gauspuls command (reference: www.simsonic....
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Signal ECG , collecte & visualize data

I am currently working on a sensor that visualizes an ECG signal and visualizes its data. Its principle is that it has 3 electrodes that must be placed in specific parts of the body .... I would like ...
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Higher side lobe levels in linear array beam pattern

I am working on beam forming of high frequency (>400 KHz) linear array for imaging sonar. I have gathered sensor data of 80 channel linear array sub merged halfway in 8 m deep water tank with a ...
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Why does power spectral density of OFDM signal changes with number of zero subcarriers

I am trying to plot the power spectral density (PSD) of an OFDM signal with $N_{dsc}$ subcarriers and $N_{zeros} = N_{fft}-N_{dsc}$ zero subcarriers. I am using the matlab function pwelch() to plot ...
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Please help me understand this paper about Discrete Wavelet Transform!

I am trying to understand this paper says. I have found this paragraph to be vague: (a) Preprocessing Stage. The first step in this stage was to apply the Discrete Wavelet Transform (DWT). This ...
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processing a very noisy signal

I work on an ECG signal that I collect from a sensor, and it is very noisy. Having researched it above I read that FFT or so Nyquist-Shawon's casting theories were advised, being novice in the field ...
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Drawbacks of kalman filter

What are the drawbacks of kalman for attitude angels estimation...or what are advantages of mahony filter over kalman filter for attitude angels estimation?
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How enhance amplitude of audio signal without distortion?

After FFT I've set to zero some frequencies and I'd like to enhance the amplitude in order to recover the leak. I'd like to do a normalization in order to avoid distortion. I've done in this way but ...
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Impulse response of discrete time system

I am learning about discrete systems and in this derivation something struck me as quite odd. Solving for $A_0$ in this equation seems dubious as it ignored all other values of $n$. For example, at $n=...
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Is it possible to analyze this microphone data and what to do if not?

I just created an account here because I really need some help. I'm using a microphone pmodmic3 with a development board called Ublox C030-U201 which uses the mbed OS. The microphone is working for ...
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GPS Code Phase usage

During Cross-correlation process: xcorr=ifft(fft(a)fft(b)∗) we have frequency offset and code phase offset. How is it used later in the process of finding a ...
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histogram bin size vs. data sampling rate

I have a set of numerical signals that give me a set of zeros calculated based on some numerical procedure. I make a histogram of those zeros. Here, a following problem arises: If the histogram ...
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Help to create basic sound compressor in sigmastudio

I need create own mono compressor in Sigmastudio from basic blocks. It will be only hard knee. For RMS level I want use RMS detector. I need set only next parameters over SPI: - Threeshold (0-90 dB) -...
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Please explain Multiplication property in Z transform?

I am having problem visualizing contour any example will be great help. As far as as where I need it I was trying to find Z transform of a contracted signal by first multiplication by impulse train.
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How to detect the maximum resolvable spatial frequency of camera?

I am trying to calculate the minimum line pixel width that can be distinguished from noise as shown in the camera test chart in Figure 1 where the thinner lines on the left are getting more and more ...
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Interpreting Auto correlation results

I used xcorr function in Matlab to compute the autocorrelation of my signal. I obtained a graph, which is shown below. How to interpret this? I read that autocorrelation helps in finding the patterns ...
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Working principal of MIMO(2 by 2)-OFDM (802.11n)

I have gained basic knowledge on MIMO-OFDM from online sources and in process of building 802.11n standard in GnuRadio+USRP B210. My goal is to analyze the channel state information and play with it ...
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How to low pass very few samples

I'm asking myself what is the best way to low pass a signal which only has a few hundred samples? Or is there a proper way at all? It must not be a sound signal but I used Audacity to display the ...
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About the variance of the white noise process

I saw such an example in a book. Assume that the $w(t)$ is a white Gaussian noise with zero-mean and power spectrum density $N_0/2$. Now, consider the sample function: $$n(t)=\sqrt{2\over T}\int_{...
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About the variance of the coefficient of narrowband noise when using signal-space representation

Assume that n(t) is a white Gaussian noise process with zero-mean and power spectrum density $N_0/2$. By using the signal-space representation, it can be expressed as: $$n(t) =\sum_{j=1}^N n_j \...
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How do I window my pwelch function on matlab. I only get an average of the first window

I am implementing a signal processing algorithm to determine tremor and non tremor activity in a signal. The tremors of interest are in the range of 4-8Hz and I need to find the max value for each ...
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Methods for subtracting gravity from accelerometer data

This could feel like a repeated question, but please bear with me. In my work we want to compare different methods of subtracting gravity from an accelerometer data to decide on the better way and ...
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Eigenvalue based detection threhsold of sub-sampled signal

At the receiver side, I have an observed signal sampled at a rate much lower than the Nyquist rate. I would like to know how many frequency components there are in the signal. I applied the singular ...
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Separating Ultrasonic signal from echo at the receiver

A transducer is acting as a transmitter and a receiver. It keeps on sending pulses which can hit an object placed at 5cm. Echo comes back and hits the transducer while it is continuously sending ...
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Problem with Spectral Correlation Function for cyclical signal analisis

I am using the autofam() function in Matlab for the Spectral Correlation Function (link: https://github.com/sayguh/MastersProject/blob/master/matlab/sandbox/autofam.m) for a BPSK modultated chirp ...
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retrieving complete 2d autocorrelation function from 2d power spectral density function (numpy.fft.ifft2)

My question is at the boundary between signal processing and python. I have a 2d power spectral density function (PSDF) constructed on Nx/2 + 1 and ...
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What is wrong with my PSD computation?

I'm trying to calibrate the RX of my SDR Board to become a measuring receiver. I.e, by connecting it to a known source of power (in my case, a frequency generator), at a fixed frequency, I'm trying to ...
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Matlab: How to implement expectation of product of hermitian matrix

I want to implement the following equation in Matlab: $\mathbf {R}_\mathbf {z}^a(\tilde{f}) = \mathbb {E} \left[\mathbf {z}(\tilde{f}) \mathbf {z}^H(\tilde{f}+a) \right]$, $ \tilde{f} \in \left[0, ...
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vibration analysis in spherical coordinates

I'm trying to understand some data from a vibration sensor, in units of milli-g and in cartesian coordinates. One idea I had was to analyze the data in something like spherical coordinates, to ...
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Wifi signal stability of routers

In certain routers, there is a setting that allows one to change the interference resistance, which is bounded between the limiting cases of "maximum stability" and "maximum performance." Apparently, ...
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Accelerometer signal processing

I'm new signal processing (this is my first pratical application), so I ask sorry if my question is simple. My challenge is to see the displacement of accelerometer when I have vibration too. I do ...
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Power Spectral Density of discrete White Gaussian Noise defined with variance and sampling interval

From Creighton and Anderson Chapter 7 on Gravitational Wave data analysis: Please explain where the delta t and the limit came from in this derivation.
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Reducing noise on several Transfer Function measurements

INTRODUCTION I want to obtain the transfer function of certain system (a ground "path", in this case) using an impact hammer for the excitation and one accelerometer (measuring vertical direction ...
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1/3 octave analysis and convert dB/Hz to m/s^2 / Hz

I am new to this type of analysis.I have Labview with addon Sound and Vibration and have stuck with my program. I have uff file with vibration data. In this file I have data in m/s^2(t) units. And i ...
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Threshold for peak detection of noisy signal in frequency domain

I have a noisy signal (Gaussian Noise) with a known SNR and known Noise variance. This signal contains a number of Frequency components. My ultimate objective is to detect the components of the signal....
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How can I calculate the Number of bins per octave?

I am trying to calculate the Constant Q Transform for Monophonic audio using Python. The Python has the library to calculate the CQT , the default value of num_bins_per_octave is 12. How would one ...
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why is my FFT magnitude of real time recording so volatile?

My goal is to do spectrum analysis of a gear motor. I used Python with the Pyaudio package and made a crude spectrum analyzer that displays the FFT as the sound is being recorded. I recorded 10 ...
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Decoding data hidden using “echo hiding” technique

I'm working on a little project, which centers around steganography. As part of it, I want to implement the audio echo hiding method, but the problem is, I've never done anything related to digital ...
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How to receive v-chip signals from digital TV stream

I'm trying to retrieve and decode V-chip data from my TV streams (NTSC/ATSC digital streams). Apparently these data are embedded somewhere in the stream itself, but I have no clue how they are ...