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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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### “Fourier Transform can localize signals in frequency domain, but not in time domain.” — What does it mean in layman's terms?

I was studying the introduction to wavelets and its benefit over the frequency domain. I said that: Fourier analysis can't localize signals both in time and frequency domain. Fourier analysis can ...
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### Time-frequency representation of sound signal using Matlab

I am currently doing a project on sound signal processing by using MATLAB. I have a problem regarding creating the command line so that I can get a graph containing frequency by its time. But this ...
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### Simplest way to implement FIR filter in C/C++

What's the simplest way to implement a FIR filter in C/C++ ? (I don't want to have to use a third-party software like Matlab or Octave in order to compute the coefficiens because I have to use ...
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### Difference Between Dirac delta and unit impulse function

The definition of Dirac delta function states that it gives a value of $\infty$ at t=0 and 0 elsewhere. But, the definition of unit impulse function states that it gives a value of 1 at t=0 and 0 ...
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### Detect valleys of a signal

I have raw values that are coming directly from a sensor (on the fly). These values are coming from a wearable sensor installed on a cows neck. When the cow ruminates (meaning that it chews food that ...
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### A very basic question about processing high frequency signals

A standard frequency for a modern computer processor is 1-3 GHz. The frequency of a GPS signal is ~1.5 GHz. My question is how is it possible for a computer to do anything at all with a signal that it ...
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### How to quantify asymmetry of a signal?

I'm looking for a suitable measure in order to quantify the asymmetry of a signal. I've read this: Detect signals degree of imbalance and this: How to measure the agreement between to curves? but I ...
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### How do I perform the sifting process in empirical mode decomposition?

I am programming a voice activity detection algorithm and I found a paper that recommends the use of HHT. I have been trying to program it and understand how to calculate $m1(x)$, but the shifting ...
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### Use Butterworth and Chebychev filters

I need to calculate frequency response, phase response and apply to signals the Butterworth, Chebychev1 and Chebychev2 band-pass filters. I'm developing in C++ with Qt, and I'm looking for algorithms ...
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### Dominant Frequency Peak Decreases with Increasing Window Size

I have a signal that looks like this. I analyse it using fast Fourier transforms to identify the frequency with the largest peak, which is always close to zero. (There are no other clear peaks.) If I ...
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### Periodicity of sum of discrete signals

In my lecture slides for school and from this website here "The sum $z[n] = x[n] + y[n]$ of periodic signals $x[n]$ with fundamental period $N1$, and $y[n]$ with fundamental period $N2$ is periodic ...
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### How do I find the fundamental period of the given signal?

I am having a problem in finding the fundamental period of the signal $x(t)$ given below: \begin{align} x(t) &= 2\cos\left(\frac 45 \pi t\right)\sin^2\left(\frac{16}{3} t\right)\\ &= 2\cos\...
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### Weighted Sum of Auto Correlation - Lower Bound

Given a vector $v$ with elements ${\left\{ {v}_{n} \right\}}_{n = - \infty}^{\infty}$ and denoting ${v}_{n}^{\left( k \right)} = {v}_{n - k}$, namely, a shifted vector by $k$ elements (Mind ...
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### Beginner's book in signal processing with practical examples on fault detection in electrical motors

I'm an electrical engineering graduate and I'm working on condition monitoring for electrical motors and generators. My goal is to improve reliability of electric rotary machines in such way, that any ...
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### Filtered signal does not follow my cut off frequency

I filtered my signal with low pass filter butterworth forth order with cutoff frequency of 50 hz. However when I compare the filtered signal with original one in frequency domain, it seems that the ...
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### Is there any way that we can perform speech recognition without using Fourier transforms?

I am trying to research about speech recognition and why everyone uses Fourier transforms in going about the topic. I know that we get information related to the frequency of each sound uttered which ...
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### What is discrete angular frequency?

I am currently reading a paper about speech enhancement. The paper uses Spectral Subtraction Method. On that section, The paper stated that ω is the "discrete angular frequency index of the frames" ...
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### how is this method of proving shift invariance correct

I got this answer from here. But i don't know how this method is correct. Until now to prove shift invariance what i did was : step 1: delay output and write it in terms of input. step 2: delay input ...