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Minimum statistics noise estimate - how to calculate the underestimation factor?

I have implemented a basic noise estimator using the minimum statistics method. Noise power estimate is obtained as a minimum of the short time power estimate within a window of subband power samples. ...
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1/3 Octave Analysis

Good Morning! I am new in signal processing and I am trying to do a work in noise control of an electronic steering lock device (ESL). My aim is to calculate the loudness (Zwicker Method- ISO 532 B) ...
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Finding the parameters and endpoints of a sinusoid

Suppose I have some signal $$ s(t) = n(t) + \left\{\begin{aligned} &0 &&: t < t_0\\ &A e^{i (2 \pi f t + \theta_0)} &&: t_0 \le t \le t_1\\ &0 &&: t > t_1 \...
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How Exactly Does MATLAB Zero Pad Signal?

I am doing some massive number crunching in MATLAB which involves millions of PSD estimations. Each data segment has length 41. So I have been using the multi-taper method with ...
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Phase Modulation and Intermodulation Anomaly ? (Spectrum plots inside - **Updated**)

I have a MATLAB script for modelling a two tone signal (a sum of two sinusoids) going through a non linear transfer function (such as an amplifier). The amplitude of a signal is amplified non linearly,...
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Determine if two signals are the same?

I'm pretty new to signal processing. My data is the $(x,y,z)$ acceleration of someone walking with a smartphone in his/her pocket. Goal Given two signals, determine if it's from the same person ...
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Linear Frequency Cepstral Coefficients, is Filter bank needed?

I am working on my master thesis on acoustic pattern recognition and have a question to the calculation of cepstral coefficients. I understand the step with a filter bank in MFCC calculation, it is ...
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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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Preserve scale during PCA

I have two signals, I've done a Principal Component Analysis and separated my signals, I get one with noise and one with signal. . ...
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Segment/Idenfication of signal from a spectrogram

I have the following Spectrogram of a signal: Essentially, in this signal, I know there is one point of interest (between 60-80) and between the the particular frequencies. I could, potentially ...
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understanding discrete wavelets

I was reading section 4.3.3 from chapter 4 of "A Wavelet Tour of Signal Processing", "...Let $\bar{f}(t)$ be a continuous time signal defined over $[0,1]$. Let $f[n]$ be the discrete signal obtained ...
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How to convert raw pulse sensor data into actual pulse?

I've built a simple device, which sends readings from a pulse sensor to a PC. I get these data: What technique or algorithm can I use in order to calculate the pulse rate (beats per minute) from ...
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Intuition of Location on the Conic Axis TDOA solution

In an old paper "A New Approach to Geometry of Range Difference Location", there is a mathematical derivation that does not include any mention of the relationship to the underlying problem. In the ...
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Initial Rest Condition for LCCDE causal LTI systems

I am self studying Alan Opennheim's course Signals and Systems. I am a math major and have no background in EE. I understand that for a LCCDE system to be linear its auxiliary conditions must be 0. ...
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Multiply signal $x[k]$ with $\cos(2\pi\nu_0k)$, then given $X(\nu)$ draw resulting function in frequency domain?

Let $$y[k]=x[k]\cdot \cos(2\pi\nu_0k) .\tag{1}$$ Then, given a signal $x[k]$ with the DTFT $X(\nu)$ according to the following figure what will the frequency domain for $Y(\nu)$ look like for a ...
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How to remove varying noise from strain data in MATLAB

I'm very new to signal processing. I have some data measured over time at 800 Hz. I'm interested in the high frequency signals. You can easily identify them in the image below (in this case, 3 signals)...
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Basics of Normalizing Cross-Correlation with a View to Comparing Signals

I'm trying to understand how cross-correlation is used determine the similarity of two signals. This tutorial offers a very clear explanation of the basics, but I still don't understand how to use ...
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ESPRIT signal subspace and rotational invariance

so in ESPRIT[1,2] we have some signal of the form: $$y[n] = \sum_{k=1}^{K} a_i(k) e^{j\omega_k n} + N[n]$$ where N is noise, then we get the autocovariance matrix $$R_{yy}=E[y[n]y[n]^*]$$ take the ...
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How to visualize the autocorrelation matrix and it's properties

Having a hard time wrapping my head around autocorrelation matrix as it applies to a spectral estimation problem like MUSIC or ESPRIT. If the signal vector contains a summation of sinusoids in noise, ...
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What are F0 counters in Speech signals? What is represented by F0?

I can't find any dedicated definition for Frequency F0 counters. Can anyone tell me what does F0 exactly mean, I am confused about that.
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MFCC Classification

I'm working on gender estimation from speech signal and I completed MFCC feature extraction. So now I'm trying to estimate gender from these features. But I have frames for an audio file and I ...
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Is there in signal processing similar method than Otsu's method in image processing?

I'm just wondering that is there any similar method for separate signal and signal+noise in signal processing like otsu's method set threshold to valley of image histogram? And if there is how can I ...
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Auto correlation properties of window functions in pulse compression application

It is known that different window functions perform differently and users pick a window function (in amplitude modulation) based on their application or requirement. I am trying to pick a window ...
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Distinguish between chords and single notes

I am implementing a pitch detection system where I detect pitch in single notes (guitar). I recently found this library, that detects chords in an audio signal. When there are chords in the signal, ...
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Is there a way to extract the difference between the 2 signals? Fitting?

I'm very new to signal processing and have been struggling this far. I have a device that measures the signal due to the magnetization of iron particles. In order to calculate the response of the ...
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Help detecting target in pulsed radar signal

This signal is from the Pasternack $2.4\textrm{ GHz}$ development kit. The saved signal appears to be the pulsed waveform. It is sampled at $20\textrm{ kHz}$ for $4130$ points. I recorded a ...
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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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Connections between quantum field theory and signal processing

I've been working with quantum field theory on the basis of it being a stochastic signal processing formalism for a number of years. The projection to fourier components within the forward light-cone ...
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How to make sense of audio file's $\textrm{dBFS}$?

I'm trying to build a song visualizer using the FFT method. When I analyze the audio, I get the $\textrm{dBFS}$ value for each frequency range. From my understanding, $\textrm{dBFS}$ is in the range ...
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how to design wavelets from splines

Can any one tell me how to design wavelets from splines using matlab. whether we can make wavelets from higher order splines or only with B splines
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Peak detection techniques

I'm using a cell-averaging constant false-alarm rate (CA-CFAR) detector to detect peaks like the first one in the following plot: The magenta line is the adaptive threshold, which is the local ...
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Interpreting the FFT results of a structural vibration problem

System: Cantilever beam type models, with an accelerometer on the end. The beam base is excited at various frequencies in harmonic fashion on a shake table. This results in vibration in the beam. The ...
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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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Signal conjugation detected on RF recording samples, why?

I collected spread spectrum signals at 400 MHz at low elevation angles using Software Defined Radio complex sampling over the seasons. I noticed that over watery, icy surfaces, the RF samples are ...
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Determining the point in a temporal signal when a periodic behavior begins to occur

I'm a newcomer to digital signal processing, so I'm looking for some general advice and direction on this problem I have. I have a signal like that shown below. Starting around x=40000, you can see a ...
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Extracting the phase of a jittering sine wave using python

The background: I conducted an experiment where I rotated an object (with three-fold symmetry) many times and recorded the projection of the object. I should be able to tomographically reconstruct ...
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Can ICA be applied to solve BSS problem in frequency domain?

I'm recently doing research on EMI, and I want to seperate the mixing signals. However, the data given is in frequency domain. As I have used ICA to solve blind source separation problem in time ...
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Is there any problem with my FFT method?

I am trying to analysis a system by Fourier Transform. my system has 3 dominant modes. (1,0.05) (0.51,0.01),(0.46,0.01) the pairs are defined as (freq,damping_ratio) I've got those result with ...
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Calculation of the correlation of two sinusoidals

First of all I apologize for the long question. I am working with a 3-axis accelerometer and a 3-axis gyroscope and I need to calculate the correlation between the different signals (acceleration in x,...
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Complex Cepstral Transform and Audio Watermarking

I am doing research in audio watermarking and have come across the paper that uses the complex transform to embed the watermark in order to improve the robustness and inaudibility of the embedded ...
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Compare luminosity beetween groups of images

We have a set of images which are immunofluorescence stainings of mice brain slices. These image show the expression level of a marked protein. We have two groups of mice, which underwent behavioral ...
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Voice sample prediction scheme

I have some telephone voice audio with occasional "blips" in the audio. The blips appear to come from an IP link buried in the PSTN (this is a conceptual explanation, so don't worry about things like ...
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Signals - question due to sampling

I don't have an idea how to start it. Help pls :) $$m = z(t) + \frac{\operatorname{Sa}(t-T)}{4}$$ We have some signal $z(t)=\left(\operatorname{Sa}(\frac{t}{T})\right)^2$. How often the m signal ...
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how to reduce signal noises

I am trying generate guided waves on simple metallic plate through piezo-ceramic material, I place two piezo on the surface of the plate at the different location and through Arbitrary pulse generator,...
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What is DAB modulation in signal generators?

I am using R&S signal generator and for generating a DAB signal there is an option for mentioning the modulation level in %. For example, we can generate DAB modulation 50% . I can understand that ...
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Underwater acoustic channel is giving me a flat BER vs SNR curve

I need to do OFDM and GFDM signal transmission in underwater acoustic channel. I have my underwater acoustic channel as follow. ...
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Audio from multiple microphones mixed to mono and ASR

I am trying to do speech recognition on an audio file which has 1 channel (mono). My problem is that the channel is comprised of the signal of 3 microphones which have captured the audio at different ...
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Calculate phase lag between two signals with perturbed frequencies

This type of question has been asked quite a few times on this forum and others now, but I still haven't found a satisfactory answer to my problem. Given an input signal: $$x_1(t)=\cos\big(2\pi ft\...
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Similarity in signal plots but dissimilarity in sensed content

I have two audio signals that look incredibly similar when plotted. However, when I play them, they sound quite different. The only difference I can even see in their plots is that one signal looks ...
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Expression related to Tellegen's theorem and signal flow graphs

I'm reading the paper "Signal Flow Graphs-Computer-Aided System Analysis and Sensitivity Calculations" by Arnold Y Lee and my question in about expression/equality (59) in the paper. The expression ...