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How to separate two signals which have same frequency and phase but generated from different positions?

How to separate two signals which have same frequency and phase but generated from different positions? For example, the EEG signals, we assume there are only two positions, position A and position B ...
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How do I correctly receive a signal using a signal analyzer?

For the past few weeks, I have been trying to send a Zaddof Chu signal using a vector signal generator, and receive it using a signal analyzer. Both devices are made by R&S. However, the signal ...
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How do I find amplitude modulation effects in natural signals

It is relatively easy to discover overlaid (additive) signals in natural phenomena using wavelet decomposition, Fourier Transforms, CEEMD, etc, because addition in the time domain is the same as ...
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Sampling and zero crossing

I am sampling a sine wave of 50Hz(stepped down from 230V) at the rate of 500KHz. For identifying disturbances in the wave, i was thinking of comparing a cycle of incoming sine values with reference ...
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connection between theory that is done in $L^2(\mathbb{R})$ and its application on discrete signal

I have problems understanding connection between theory that is done in $L^2(\mathbb{R})$ and its application to discrete signals. Look at this paper: http://home.ustc.edu.cn/~zhanghan/cs/...
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Discrete Fourier Transform for text analysis?

I would like to determine the number of text-blocks verifying a roughly similar pattern. I have the intuition that I could do it using some Discrete Fourier Transform (DFT)-like methodology. Example: ...
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Audio transient characterization of instrumental music

Some time ago, I seem to recall hearing or reading of an audio experiment where the very short initial transients of one musical instrument (A) were spliced in front of the much longer steady state or ...
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How do we calculate Power Spectrum Density (PSD) which is given in dB/Hz and not just dB?

I found many definitions for this quantity, PSD. In a document on signal analysis by National Instruments say that it is the amount of power in a unit bandwidth. Let's say P(f) is the power of the ...
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Is negative frequency important in calculating Spectral Moments

A follow on question form this one (What is meant by "spectral moment"?) In answers to the above referenced question spectral moment is defined as: $$ m_k=\int_{-\infty}^{\infty} f^k|X(f)|^...
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How to process the .wav file to get meaningful information like the number of inhales/exhales

The plot of the data from the wav file. Link to the sound file - https://drive.google.com/open?id=0BxAPlY66uX7qWWtDZUw3WkpjSGs&authuser=0 Also the FFT plot is like this I am new to the field of ...
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Aligning frames with common elements

I am new to image processing and had the following question: I have take some 512-px grayscale images. The images were take in such a way that all images were of the same spot, but there was some ...
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Removing the mean in finding PSD

Does removing the mean value of the signal effect the estimation of power spectral density(PSD)? If it effects, how? What is the advantage we can get by removing the mean of the signal in estimating ...
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In a signal there is a peak, I want to find the start of the peak and the end of the peak

I want to the start time and end time for the peak shown below. The start and end are shown by the marked circles in the fig As there are number of such plots and want to know start and end time for ...
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Interpolation methods for radar and acoustic imaging and potential pitfalls

A) What are the most common methods used to remap data for current generation imaging radars and acoustic sensors? B) What are some of the pitfalls in these methods? For example, in the past, at ...
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How to replace Hadamard Product and Column wise addition with new Matrix operation?

Let $$ A= \begin{bmatrix} a_{1,1} & a_{1,2} & a_{1,3}\\ a_{2,1} & a_{2,2} & a_{2,3}\\ a_{3,1} & a_{3,2} & a_{3,3}\\ \end{bmatrix} $$ and $$ B= \begin{...
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Time delay analysis in different binary sequences

I am extracting a property of a signal which I represent with either a 0 for absent or 1 for present. This property is extracted for each data point in a time series and in the end I am left with a ...
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How to synchronise two audio files using a marker

I'm working on a project on which we use WebRTC and the RecordRTC library to record audio files. I would like to be able to process the audio files server-side to ensure a good synchronisation. To ...
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Creating 2D array to play audio in left and right channel in matlab

I'm new to matlab sound processing and I am trying to create a 2D array for the sound code below. I have to make the sound have 400 samples(i.e 10ms) at 20hz, but having trouble getting the code to ...
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Extracting features from a signal: a 21st century approach?

I have a discrete signal of random length (let's say between 500 and 800 in time). This signal has an important information which I want to collect and to put it together in a feature vector to train ...
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Yet Another Peak Detection Request

I looked over the other entries regarding peak detection and none seem to answer my question. I'm working with Fourier spectra of digitized audio that can't be measured again. There are no ...
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how to compare two audio signals

I have two audio signal that I want to compare using Matlab, my problem is that I can hear the difference between both loud and clear, but when use the function ...
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select meaningful part out of a signal (for goertzel)

I have an on going input signal, most of the time with no activity. Once in a while there is an activity (oscillations in different freq). I need to take good 205 samples out of the signal. what i ...
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Definition of LPCC

would you please tell me what does LPCC exactly do?How can we calculate the coefficients of LPCC? I need to know clearly what is it so i can implement it. I dont know if i am asking this question ...
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Use of USRP SDR to process sonar?

I have ordered a USRP kit to do radio signal processing in software. Is there a way to use the same device to process sonar data? What would I do upconvert the sonar to 50 MHz?
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Calculate a Kind of Equivalent Baseband Signal by Examining the Zero Crossing

I have a device (whose behaviour I can't change) which does the following signal processing: The incomming signal contains two frequencies $f_1$ and $f_2$. One has a huge amplitude, the other a ...
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What is the best pitch (frequency detector) for a Voice Activity Detection Algorithim?

I am programming a Voice Activity Detection algorithm. After researching several methods, I implemented a simple method that determines whether or not the person is speaking based off the RMS of the ...
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Prony method for frequency estimation in matlab

i am interested if where can i find matlab code for Prony method for frequency estimation.there is pdf article about prony https://www.google.ge/#site=&source=hp&q=prony+method+for+...
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Apply band pass filter (BPF) before calculating the power of a signal (PSD)?

From my understanding PSD tries to give a good estimation on the power each frequency attributes to the overall signal power. If I am only interested in a frequency range $(\omega_0 \leq \omega \leq ...
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Calculating SNR for ECG signals

I'm reading through the literature for finding the best way to calculate SNR for a ECG signal. While there are many algorithms for improving SNR, I couldn't find any that details any standard ...
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window for short time fourier transform

When we implement the 1D-short time fourier transform, the formula is as such: $$ Sf[m,l]=\sum_{n=0}^{N-1}f[n]g[n-m]\exp\left(\frac{-i2\pi l n}{N}\right). $$ the window $g$ used is normally ...
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Confusion regarding overshoot?

As shown underlined in attached photo Overshoot is mentioned as 9% I am confused in understanding it It is 9% of error or size of jump(1)?
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How to Enhance the height difference of the experimental signal data?

I'm very new to signal processing. Is there any kind of method to enhance the signal of experimental data that I get from the experiment? Especially on the difference of y-axis. Thank you This signal ...
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Confused in Smoothing a signal in the Frequency domain

First of all i am new in DSP, so i have no solid education in the field. I have convert my time domain acceleration-seismic data to frequency using DFT and i am trying to smooth the DFT data, in ...
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Wind turbine vibration analysis approach

This is going to be a bit of a long post. My questions are: Do the 5 signal processing steps look "correct"? Next steps could be to perform order analysis, and extract features from time, frequency, ...
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Is there a way to break down a signal into its respective phases (4 in this case) to be later analysed individually

Is there a way to extract amplitude information but over 4 phases of the same frequency. That is, if the frequency is known could I extract amplitude peaks (between given values)in the time domain in ...
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How to approach Feature Extraction and Feature Selection part in machone learning in python?

I am a bit new to machine learning and I have the following questions: Question 1: When dealing with feature extraction with signals from sensors, what is the typical approach to extract features ...
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Feature extraction for exponentially damped signals

I am looking into exponentially damped signals where it is a stationary signal (after implementing the Adfuller statistical test) and I would like to look into how can I extract meaningful features ...
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Spectral kurtosis on non-stationary signal

I posted a question some weeks ago I still have not found an answer to. I updated the old question and am hoping someone could help. Link: Varying speed of shaft Spectral Kurtosis
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Determine reflections from received signal

I have a reference signal $r(t)$ and the correlation between that reference signal and the received signal : $C_{XR}(\tau)$. The signal I receive contains reflections on walls. I have to build a ...
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Time domain to angular domain approach

I have a rotating shaft where I need to move from the time domain to the angular domain to look for vibration faults. I have the data from a tachometer. From another post I found these steps: The ...
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Frequency change detection in step-wise frequency chirp

I am driving a system with a step-wise frequency chirp from 50-400 hz with a frequency step of 0.01 hz. I am having difficulty identifying the points of frequency change as the data collected has an ...
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Sonar parameters required for underwater objects shadow formation

I am doing some research on classification of underwater objects using high frequency sonar. Can any one kindly guide me what are the essential parameters of sonar resulting in prominent shadow ...
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Transforming acceleration to a world reference

I have a acceleration data relative to the sensor's coordinate and the sensor's rotation relative to the world coordinate.How can I transform the acceleration from the sensor's coordinate to the world'...
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Varying speed of shaft Spectral Kurtosis

I want to perform Spectral Kurtosis (Kurtogram) on 10-second vibration signal of 25.6 kHz sample rate, where the shaft is varying in speed. Will a preprocessing step of resampling the signal be ...
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Analyze PCM data

I am getting some 16 bit PCM data (raw bits) from a serial port . I need to collect this stream of bits using some python application running in PC and store it somewhere(Assume it in an array). I ...
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What does filtering do to a signal in time domain? Does the signal gets distorted?

When considering a transceiver system, if we do a certain filtering operation on the signal, will the BER of the system be affected? My point is, since filtering in frequency domain filters a portion ...
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Is this PSK or FSK

I am analysing a captured 433.92MHz signal sampled at 2MHz: If we zoom in: I am thinking this is PSK? Am I wrong? Thanks
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Power Spectrum and Power Spectral Density

From signal theory we know that a very useful representation of some power signals is that of its power spectral density, whose curve represents how the total power of the signal is distributed at all ...
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Hydrophone signal calibration by frequencies

First of all excuse me if anything I post is completely or partially wrong (or poorly explained), I am new in signal processing and still learning a lot from this community, I will do my best to ...
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The dependence of signal / noise on the distance to the cover

I am using the K-LC6 microwave module. He has two outputs I and Q The device is in the case and is closed by a cover made of polycarbonate material. I noticed that if you slightly change the distance ...

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