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Recovering signal for psk

I am currently working on a product(cant disclose too much details of the actual project) in which some data is being sent via audible(but on the higher freq) sound that is encoded with dqpsk. ...
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Add odd/even harmonics to signal?

How do I add odd or even harmonics to a floating point signal? Do I have to use tanh or sin? What I'm trying to do is achieve some very simple distortion effects, but I'm having a hard time finding ...
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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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What statistic is used to determine presence of a signal in noise?

This is a detector problem I believe: I am being stumped by what appears to be a simple problem. Basically, I have a band of interest. If signal energies exist within this band of interest, then I ...
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Fast pitch recognition

I need to detect pitch (measure signal frequency) while the musicians play music, giving a warning if they are out of tune, but music happens to be a bit too fast for FFT (Fast Fourier Transform). ...
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Polyphonic detection/Mulit-pitch detection/Chord recognition

I build application witch will be transform piano sound to musical notes. I found some pitch detection algorithms with implementations (mainly based on autocorrelation or fft), but chord recognition, ...
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I and Q Channels

My understanding of I and Q channels is as follows (please correct me if I am wrong): I = In-phase, or real component Q = ...
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Identify Where Singing Starts in a Voice Only Recording

I have a little karaoke-style app where a user sings 4 lines of a song, with a one second gap between each line. There is no backing music, so it's voice only, hopefully making the problem easier to ...
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Relationship between entropy and SNR

In general any form of enropy is defined as uncertainty or randomness. In a noisy environment, with increase in noise, I believe that entropy increases since we are more uncertain about the ...
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Pulse Compression(Chirp) SNR Gain

I've created both single tone signal and a LFM chirp signal with same pulse duration and cross correlated both of them with their own(matched filter). Peak points of both results were same as expected ...
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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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How to analyse the sound of Motor

I have a motor, that I want to analyse, using its sound, so I can its 'character' I was using the the simple fft, and figured out, that it wouldn't help, so I tried the order analysis, at least I ...
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Detecting a frequency swept sinusoid and its parameters?

Given a (FFT-sized) frame of data, and detection of a spectral component statistically above the noise floor in the FFT of this window, what characteristics or signal analysis could be used to ...
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Pitch detection of two following music notes (C0 and C0#)

Hi signal processing community, currently I am working on a pitch detection tool which should work on audio input files (or later also instrumental or voice from microphone) to say which music note ...
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The difference between convolution and cross-correlation from a signal-analysis point of view

I am trying to understand the difference between convolution to cross-correlation. I have read an understood This answer. I also understand the picture below. But, in terms of signal processing, (a ...
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Noise reduction from very noisy audio

I am trying to write an algorithm that would automatically segment a piece of audio with bird calls recordings. My input data are 1 minute-long wave files and on the output I would like to get ...
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Detection of sine signals with random amplitudes

Problem statement: I am designing a NP detector for the following detection problem: $\mathcal H_{0}: x[n] = A_0\cos(2\pi f_0n) + w[n]$ $\mathcal H_{1}: x[n] = A_1\cos(2\pi f_0n) + w[n]$ where: $...
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Questions on the generation of R.O.C. curves

In my foray into detections, I am trying to understand how best to generate receiver operating characteristic (ROC) curves, and some questions have come up. In my studies, I have found out that ROC ...
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Detect signals degree of imbalance

I have got this question: let's suppose that I have three signals, representative of the same variable, but taken on three different component of a same device; in my case, three load signals, ...
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Integrator and the multiplier in the Optimal Binary Detector

The optimal binary detector for asymmetric, equiprobable PAM pulse normally have structure as shown below, But I cannot understand what is the multiplier and the integrator using for. Why the ...
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Train Pulse Recognition in Medium Voltage Networks

I just started a project in the Smart Grids area. It involves the recognition and quick extinction of earth faults in a medium voltage system. The system works automatically and pretty much gets rid ...
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Detecting a Signal Inside a Time Series Using MATLAB's $ \tt xcorr() $

I would like to find the exact replica of signal A in time series B. I am working with the simple toy example below, in which A is located starting at the 4th position in B. I thought that using <...
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What is the theoretical upperbound of information that could be transmitted by a device per second?

Suppose I would like to stream data from a device in a single second. What would be the theoretical upperbound of the amount of information (in bits, bytes, pixels...) that could be sent during this ...
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Energy Detection in Presence of Colored Gaussian Noise

Before asking my question, let me introduce the context: For spectrum sensing based on energy detection, which has been widely studied in presence of AWGN, the optimal detection threshold is computed ...
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How to interpret output of matched filter with complex input?

I have implemented a matched filter based on the Fourier Transform approach. In the real numbers domain that means that I use as the coefficients of my filter (B) the inverted time-samples of the ...
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CIC Filter implementation for Normalized Correlation

This is a follow-on to the original post ... I am trying to implement real-time correlation of two signals. I noticed the CIC Filter discussion here: How to find correlation/cross-correlation of two ...
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Loop Bandwidth for Carrier Demodulation loop

I am trying to implement a simple MATLAB model for the demodulators for phase modulated signals (PSK) used in communication systems. For the detection of the phase modulated output (PM out in the ...
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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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Reduce the “glare” effect of a receiver within a system

I'm working this summer on a very interesting, albeit difficult to understand at 100 %, project and it turns around reducing the glare effect than could be applied on a receiver when he gets signals ...