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Wireless Communication

Let's assume I send [\delta (t)] at t=0 through a wireless channel. The power measured @ Receiver from t=0 is shown in image. Now from this image I know that there are multipath components(due to ...
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Maximum likelihood estimation complexity computation

I have a basic question about maximum likelihood (ML) estimator and its implementation. I am trying to simulate a communication system, while using ML at the receiver side to find the transmit ...
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Time delay estimation between two complex signals(IQ)

I need to time align two complex signals. The two signals obtained were at different RF frequency before digitisation. So,I have two complex signals(IQ) and I need to do delay estimation and apply ...
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Is there a software/application that shows the FM base stations nearby us?

I want to collect a list of FM base stations near me. I have found apps/software for finding LTE base station but found no success in finding an app for FM base station.
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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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Extracting signal from data using Otsu thresholding in MATLAB?

I am very new to signal processing. I am trying to extract a signal from my data using otsu threholding but it's not fully accurate. In this case I know that there is going to be a single signal in ...
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How to identify the beginning and the end of a signal using MATLAB

I have multiple signals as shown in this image. I'd like automatically detect time for the earliest detection of the signal (approx 0.7e4 in S1-B3-B (orange)) and last detected occurrence of the ...
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What are the limitations of using Magnetic induction rather than acoustic communication in underwater communication

In underwater environment, Why acoustic underwater communications are still famous more than magnetic induction communication however in magnetic induction underwater communication, higher data rate ...
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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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Does flat surface detection and orientation require special hardware to compute?

Modern augmented reality platforms such as Google's ARCore and Apple's ARKit seem to only operate on mobile devices, I'm guessing, because their underlying algorithms require specialized hardware that ...
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On the transmit weight vector in MIMO-MRC systems

Recently, I am reading paper [1]. In this paper, the author wrote: In MIMO-MRC systems in the absence of interferers, the signal vector at the received $n_R$ antennas is given by $$\mathbf{r} = \...
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Detection of sharp peaks in an audio signal

I have an audio signal and I'm interested to detect the very sharp peaks. If I zoom, here is something that should NOT be detected (this is voice actually): NO GOOD Here is something that should be ...
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Data transmission with SNR<0dB?

I encounter a situation that it is very beneficial to limit the signal strength below noise floor. I know that the Shannon–Hartley theorem suggest that it is possible: I searched over the internet ...
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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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Estimators for improved spectral subtraction of noise

Real zero-mean Gaussian white noise, independent of a clean signal $x$ and of known variance is added to $x$ producing a noisy signal $y.$ Discrete Fourier transform (DFT) $Y$ of the noisy signal is ...
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Detection complex vectors by using correlation

I sent out a complex vector $x_i \in \{x_1,...x_n \}$ and receive a vector $y$. I use correlation $y^Hx_i$ to detect which $i$ was sent. If $y$ is corrupted by AWGN channel, the optimum rule should ...
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Multiplication and Convolution in Wireless Communications

In Wireless Communication, sometimes the received signal is expressed (in time-domain) as follows: $$r=hx+n$$ where $h$ is called a fading coefficient and sometimes it is expressed as: $$r=h*x+n$$ ...
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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 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 ...
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Are there frequency detection methods that are subject to less latency than the Goertzel algorithm?

I am trying to detect oscillations in a small range around 1.5Hz as early as possible. I am currently using the Goertzel algorithm with bins 1.0Hz, 1.2Hz,..., 1.8Hz, and 2.0Hz; with block size N = 500 ...
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Homodyne and heterodyne detection

Very basic question here. I searched it on the net but cudn't get very convincing answers. Can anyone explain me Homodyne and Heterodyne detections in rf domain. Mathematically is much appreciated.
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Denoising a signal using eigendecomposition

I have a complex observable series $Y(t)$ which is the result of summing two complex r.v $X(t)$ (unobservable) and a $\epsilon(t)$ (unobservable). $$Y(t)=X(t)+\epsilon(t)$$ Assume that $X$ and $\...
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Where in the signal chain is Channel Equalization applied?

I am reading about channel equalization and I am somewhat confused on where in the signal chain channel equalization is normally applied and if it's before or after a correlator detector or matched ...
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Find identical audio signal

I have a long audio file (in wav) and a short audio file (in wav) that has been copied from the long file. Now I need to find the correct location where the short signal has been copied from. I tried ...
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How to programmatically find a sharp change in slope

First, apologies if I have the wrong group or this question is far too easy for this group. I am (as you'll see) a newbie. Please point me to another, more appropriate group OR tell me how to fix the ...
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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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Detecting level in a Pulse Train

Assume I have a square wave pulse train, where each high lasts for H and each low lasts for L seconds. I sample this waveform and have the sequence of numbers. Question is what should be the sampling ...
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Determine when a constant signal changes to another constant value

As a novice to digital signal processing I have a scenario that probably seems trivial but I dont know the answer to. I want to detect when a signal changes but ignore noise. 255 255 255 255 255 ...
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Is it possible to classify biosignal data based on feature extraction through multiple linear regression model? [closed]

i have 16 channel 2 class motor imaginary right hand ,right leg data.IS it possible to classify this through multiple linear regression model based on feature extraction?can i classify 3 class data ...
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Finding a signal inside another signal

I have a 1D array of 32 bit floating point numbers representing the current draw of a radio operating over a 40 minute span. The number of elements in the array is 29 million and change. There is a ...
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Pitch detection algorithms “give up” after very little

I'm sorry if pitch detection has become a stale topic here, but I'm really interested if anyone has any advice on this topic. I'm looking for the best pitch detection algorithm for stringed ...
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BER performance of fractional equalizers for colored noise

I am trying to compare the BER performance of fractional and symbol spaced equalizers for channel equalization in colored noise scenario. I have found from simulation that for positively correlated ...
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Signal extraction [closed]

I have a receiver which receives several signals. The different signals are summed to the receiver. How can we find a signal in this sum? I know we can use PN (pseudo-random noise) codes but I do not ...
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Is there a situation when maximizing SNR doesn't also maximize probability of detection?

The problem I'm working on is signal detection of a radar signal, but I suspect this problem shows up in many different branches of signal processing. Background: From [1], the factor $I_f$, by ...
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Preamble Detection and Frequency Offset Estimation in radio packets

I have generated a radio packet of data with a preamble header of 0x55555555 and crc32 for the data only. The entire packet was separated in even and odd streams for I and Q. The I and Q were ...
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How do you estimate necessary dynamic range?

Say I have a signal (1D in my case, but could be an image, etc.) that has been captured adequately on nice equipment with sufficient resolution and range to get all the details of the signal that are ...
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802.15.4 Direct Sequence Spread Spectrum at 2.4 GHz

I read the 802.15.4 standard and something is really confusing me: How is spreading achieved in 802.15.4? is it by multiplying each Symbol (4 bits) with a certain code like in conventional DSSS (i.e....
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Compressive sensing and sparsity

We apply compressive sensing to reconstruct a signal if it is sparse in the original domain or has a sparse represetation in some basis. How we may know a if a signal is sparse or has a sparse ...
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Expectation of deterministic signals

Maybe this a stupid question, but I came along with this point and I would like to confirm that I am not wrong. I found some similar posts in StackExchange, like: Expectation and Auto-correlation of ...
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Performance evaluation in terms of channel MSE and BER

The first figure on the left (in this paper) provides the channel NMSE performance and the the second figure from left provides detector's BER performance. I am curious, when the channel MSE ...
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matched filter for doppler

To remove the Doppler shift, we can use a bank of matched filter. But, to use this method, we need an interval $[-f_{max};f_{max}]$. How can we approximate this interval?
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Finding Reference Audio Signal in Test Audio Signal and Cropping Accordingly

As seen in the diagram, below I have a reference audio and a test audio. I want to find at what part of the test clip the reference audio be heard. Once, that is found I want to crop the test file ...
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Correctly finding Bands(pulses) in a discrete signal

I'm trying to find a way to detect bands in a signal so that I can assign a metric to that band based off of width and amplitude. An example of the signal can be seen below, where the signal is in red,...
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Isolate High Variance vs Low Variance Sections of Signals

I have the following one-dimensional signals: The goal is to identify the sections with smaller variances compared to the rest (For Python, that is to get their index value in the array). In the ...
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Bpsk demodulator implementation

For a project I'm trying to implement a BPSK demodulator on some random wave files, I'm getting a few difficulties: How do I know my bit rate, i.e. how many bits each 'real data bit' I'm having. How ...
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BER performance of a colored noise

I have generated colored noise from the white gaussian noise using auto-regressive model (by solving Yule-walker equation). The covariance matrix that I used to generate the colored noise is [1 0.2;...
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Where to begin? - Multi source polyphonic pitch detection

I'm quite interested in real time pitch tracking. I have used mcleod pitch method, Yin and other methods to perform real time pitch tracking for a monophonic audio track. I know that Polyphonic ...
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Carrier Recovery, Frequency and Phase offset in (CP)FSK

I wanted to ask what exactly is meant for phase recovery of signal (at least intuitively). I have a working example of an acoustic fsk modulation and demodulation software but i don't know how to ...
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Multilateration of Sound in 3D Space

TL:DR - How can you find the 3D coordinates of a emitter than transmits an impulse signal? STORY: I'm working on something to improve my bird-watching. I've got a camera that can take pictures of ...
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Getting the velocity in Radar FMCW

I have managed to get the frequency (the beat) frequency from an FMCW. Here is a screen shot of a wall that's detected by the Radar. I performed an FFT of complex I,Q data. My questions are 1. How ...