# Questions tagged [signal-analysis]

The processing of signals for the purpose of extracting a parameter or property embedded in a signal. Signal goes in and far fewer numbers come out.

2,191 questions
Filter by
Sorted by
Tagged with
22k views

### Is deep learning killing image processing/computer vision?

I'm looking forward to enroll in an MSc in Signal and Image processing, or maybe Computer Vision (I have not decided yet), and this question emerged. My concern is, since deep learning doesn't need ...
64k views

### Meaning of Hilbert Transform

I understand the Fourier Transform which is a mathematical operation that lets you see the frequency content of a given signal. But now, in my comm. course, the professor introduced the Hilbert ...
47k views

### What is the difference between linear and non-linear filters?

How a mean filter is called as linear filter and a median filter is called as non linear filter? I understand how a mean and median filter operates, but I was not able to relate with the term linear ...
20k views

4k views

### Magnitude-squared Coherence calculation inconsistence

I have to calculate the magnitude-squared coherence (MSC) between two signal. However, using a routine that uses only one taper (or no tapers at all) my result is always 1, despite the signals are ...
541 views

### What's the similarities and differences between Wigner transform and wavelet transform?

Wigner transform and continuous wavelet transform are both some kind of time-frequency representation of a signal. What are the similarities and differences between them? Could you give some ...
2k views

### Replacing "e" in Euler's formula with another number

Does Euler's formula remain valid if we use any real number other than the constant $e$? For example replacing $e$ with 5 would make the formula look like this: $5^{it}$. I tried this idea in ...
2k views

### the $L^2$-norm of a signal is also applied as its energy!

I am a newcomer in signal processing. I saw that the $L^2$-norm of a signal is also applied as its energy! How is this concept illustrated for those ones who are working in pure math.
101k views

### How to check if a signal is power signal or energy signal?

What is the procedure to check the signal type? example: $x(t) = A \sin (\omega t)$ $y(t) = A e^ {-\lambda |t|}$
5k views

### Why does signal averaging reduces noise levels by more than $\sqrt{n}$?

I have an electrophysiology signal, which is time-based. It basically measures neural activity in the form of potential differences over time. The noise in this signal is assumed to be a random ...
2k views

### Negative group delay and envelope advance

I am having a doubt reading about delays in signal processing. Let there be an input to a LTI system with frequency response $H(f)$, given signal $x(t) = a(t)\cos(2\pi f_ot)$, where $a(t)$ is a ...
4k views

### Why complex numbers are represents as a+ib and can't be as (a,b)?

I am confused as why do we need to represent the complex numbers with the imaginary y-axis if we can simply represent them as (x,y) ? I've read that Multiplication by i is an anti-clockwise rotation ...
8k views

### Comparing multiple signals for similarity

I have multiple (between 2 and 100) signals and need to determine when a significant number diverge from the rest. We're exploring machine learning techniques, but we also want tackle this as a signal ...
6k views

### What are some methods for detecting a sinusoid in noise?

I'm looking for a broad classification on the kinds of techniques available. Something I can use to begin a literature survey. Some details: should be feasible for real-time implementation. Binary ...
892 views

### The Least Norm Solution of Under Determined Linear System

Suppose I have a matrix $$A= \begin{pmatrix} 1 & 0 & 1 & 0\\ 0 & 1 & 1& 0\\ \end{pmatrix}$$ where the variables are channel information like assume $X_1$, $X_2$, $X_3$ ...
6k views

### Random sampling vs uniform sampling

In this paper of Lustig, he speaks about a something which appears unintuitive: sampling at random may exhibit better performance than sampling uniformly. I tried to understand this starting from page ...
591 views

### Proving Nyquist Sampling Theorem for Strictly Band Limited Signals (Whittaker Shannon Interpolation Formula)

I understand that the Nyquist sampling theorem dictates that the minimum sampling frequency, $f_s$, be s.t. $f_s > 2B$, where $B$, is the bandwidth of the signal. I have read the explanation for ...
399 views

### Which sections to cover for my graduation thesis on blind source separation?

I'm not sure if I'm on right place to ask a simple suggestion, so please be kind and don't downvote my question. I'm not asking someone to do it for me, I just need short guidance how should I proceed....
307 views

### As of 2019, which discrete nonlinear, time-invariant systems with memory are considered "easy" to model and identify?

There are several types of discrete nonlinear time-invariant systems with memory ("NTIM") which are considered "easy" to model and identify. Any such system can be represented using a Volterra series, ...
558 views

### Acoustic Scenarios With Negative SNR

For all the practicing engineers out there: Where have you encountered a negative SNR? How negative, in dB, was it or estimated to be? Where would you expect to encounter a negative SNR? Note: I ...
805 views

### White noise DC component

I'm really new to DSP, I'm actually studying Computer Science and took an elective on DSP so my knowledge is pretty limited. I've learned that pure white noise signal for example has all possible ...
5k views

### eigen values and eigen vectors of signal

What does the Eigen values and Eigen vector of a signal or function represent? What is its physical significance? I know about basis vectors of a signal which constitute the orthogonal planes where ...
789 views

### 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 ...
4k views

### What's the noise in this signal ? (Beginner question)

There is this raw ECG signal that I have obtained its frequency content in Matlab. The signal was sampled at 600Hz. The following is signal and the frequency content. I want to know what the ...
4k views

### How can a signal be both periodic and random?

Do any examples of such signals exist where the signal is both periodic and random? Because as I see it, if a signal is periodic then the randomness kinda goes away because you know what the signal ...