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Coefficients of the Fourier Series expansion of physical signals having finite power

Question 2.7. Show that for all periodic physical signals that have finite power, the coefficients of the Fourier series expansion $ x_n $ tends to 0 as $ n \to \infty $ I have computed $ |x_n|^2 $ ...
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Signal Averaging

Note I also asked this in math stackexchange I was reading a wiki page about signal averaging specifically in the section Signal power for sampled signals. At least at first glance the information ...
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Power of summed signals

Pretty much a newbie here, but would like to understand a pretty basic concept. We all know that a quick and dirty way of calculating signal power of a part of a discrete sampled system (such as ...
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Is it valid to calculate the magnitude, power, and phase of a real time-domain signal without converting it to the frequency-domain?

I would assume you perform the calculations the same way, but since there would be no imaginary component because the signal is not complex it would be simpler: ...
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How to adjust receiver gains to avoid saturation and quantization noise to optimise post digital processing?

I am using a Hack RF One as SDR and the software GNU Radio to receive and process signals emitted from a drone. Given that the drone is moving and is emitting signals from a wide zone, received signal ...
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Is it possible to measure SINR at 802.11p using a received packet? How long will it take if possible?

When a node receives a packet, is it possible to measure SINR at 802.11p using the received packet? How long will it take if possible?
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Power contained in a random process $X(t)$

How do we calculate the AC and DC power of random process $X(t)$ , provided we have $R_x (\tau)$, and $S_x(f)$ ?
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PSD of modulated signal

I know this question has been previously asked just saw it and tried to do myself but reaching an expression which is different from expression of PSD which I remember for modulated signal Actual ...
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SNR contains $\log N$ term where $N$ stands for number of samples

Sampling the signal$ $N times increases the signal energy by a factor of $N^2$ and the noise energy by a factor of $N$. Why? This explanation is written for SNR(dB) = signal peak(dB) – ...
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What kind of power spectrum implies uncorrelation in time?

I am new in signal processing field, and actually I just need some basic tools for what I am working on. I've learnt that the autocorrelation function is the inverse Fourier transform of the signal's ...
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How to detect if a signal raises sharply or slowly?

so how can i detect if a signal raises sharply or not ? Are there easy solutions (i suppose there are) ? the problem is that if a signal raises sharply, i need less data to not pollute the dataset ...
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Wireless Communication

Let's assume I send a root raised cosine pulse of 1ns 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 ...
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Binary vs 4-PAM PSD

I'm struggling to understand how you would form an expression for the PSD of a 4-PAM signal which is using rectangular pulse shaping. I understand for binary the likelihood of +/1 is equal so the ...
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Remove constant noise from Goertzel output

I'm trying to analyze a signal recorded from an analogue phone line and do DTMF recognition using a Goertzel algorithm. However, due to a fault in the hardware, there is a constant 50Hz power line ...
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Getting SNR of reconstructed signal in MATLAB

I am trying to run code to compare the efficiency of various basic sampling methods such as ideal sampling, natural sampling and so on. I want to then use average power to see how accurate the ...
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Average power of finite length discrete signal

I know that the power of a discrete signal is given by: $$P(x) = \lim_{N \rightarrow \infty}\frac{1}{2N + 1}\sum ^N _{n = -N} | x[n]|^2$$ However, I would like to know whether the power of a ...
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How to determine the power of a finite signal?

I am trying to write mathematically how to calculate the power of a finite signal. I know the general formula $P_{\mathrm{x}}=\lim_{T\to\infty} \frac{1}{T} \int_{t=0}^{T} x^{2}(t) \mathrm{d} t$ used ...
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Power spectral density of a pulse

A little background: I am simulating the response of an antenna to a pulse. The pulse has a wide frequency range, but the antenna only responds to a fairly narrow frequency. I can extract voltage and ...
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About the variance of the white noise process

I saw such an example in a book. Assume that the $w(t)$ is a white Gaussian noise with zero-mean and power spectrum density $N_0/2$. Now, consider the sample function: $$n(t)=\sqrt{2\over T}\int_{...
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Attempting to remove the 60Hz frequency out of a noisy ECG signal

load eeg_plus_noise Fs=200; Fn=Fs/2; b = fir1(64,[59.8 60.2]/Fn,'stop'); figure(3) freqz(b,1,512,Fs); y = filter(b,1,eeg_plus_noise); I am then using the ...
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What is wrong with my PSD computation?

I'm trying to calibrate the RX of my SDR Board to become a measuring receiver. I.e, by connecting it to a known source of power (in my case, a frequency generator), at a fixed frequency, I'm trying to ...
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Correct way to calibrate RX into a measuring receiver

While playing with my SDR (Software Defined Radio) Board, I was interested in performing a TX output power table at different center frequencies and TX antenna gains. I have an RF frequency generator....
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Tx power vs Error Vector Magnitude

I cannot tell how decrease/increase in Tx output power should impact EVM? What is the mathematical relation of I,0 values on the constellation map and output power? in the context of 802.11, I am ...
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AM-AM plot (input power vs output power) for power amplifier

I have modelled a power amplifier using weiner's model in matlab. But when I finally plotted the input vs output power plot I got a plot that grows linear , then reaches maxima and then starts falling....
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Why the “20” in calculating db ratio?

In wikipedia, I read the formula to convert a power ratio to db. This formula is : 10*Math.log10(power_out / power_in); But, for the sound pressure, I read the ...
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Why is carrier wave affected by percentage modulation?

In amplitude modulation, Power of a carrier wave is represented by : $$P_c = \frac{A_c ^2}{2R}$$ Which is independent of modulation index! Question: At what factor is the power of carrier wave ...
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How can I get the power of a specific frequency band after FFT?

I need help with my matlab code. I have recorded EEG data and now I want to analyse it in matlab. I want to find the mean power of specific frequency ranges (theta: 4-8 Hz,alpha: 8-12Hz etc.). For ...
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SNR in one-dimensional additive channel with uniform noise and binary antipodal input

A one-dimensional addictive noise channel, $Y=X+N$, has uniform noise distribution $N \sim U(-\frac{L}{2}, \frac{L}{2})$ and binary antipodal input constellation with equally likely input values $x=\...
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How to calculate the power of a finite length signal?

I am confused with these concepts. If the signal is expressed as r(t), I know the power of the signal is given by: But if the the length of signal T is finite and cannot approach infinity, how can I ...
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Is it possible to weight the high frequency components of a signal to give high frequecy components greater overall power in the total signal?

I have a multivariate time-series dataset, and would like to run PCA on my dataset to reduce the number of variables I input into a time-series model. I am concerned that running PCA may end up ...
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Calculating Power of Sinusoidal Term and a Convolution expression

The following is an excerpt from the book Statistical Digital Signal Processing and Modelling (Monson Hayes) ...consider a random process consisting of a random phase sinusoid in white noise $$ x(...
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Negative exponential signal's energy and power

Earlier I have dealt with exponential functions multiplied with unit step function. But, energy and power of exponential function alone comes out to be infinite when I put limits of the integrals to ...
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Is $\arctan(t)$ an energy or power signal?

Is the function $\arctan(t)$ an energy or power signal? I've tried working out the integrals for energy and power but I get stuck on both.
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Modulation of real-valued signal

I have one doubt according to modulation of a real signal. there are so many examples where the real signal was modulated with frequency bigger then 0. Why the signal could not be putted in f=0? is ...
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How to calculate the power of a discrete signal? / Clarification on PSD estimates

I want to calculate the channel power $ P_\mathrm{x}$ of a given discrete and complex signal $x[n]$ (with a length of N) in a given bandwidth $B$. I'm aware, that I could probably apply a sharp ...
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What unit is the z axis of a power spectrogram of audio?

the question might seem dumb but since I tried it out and got values well above 2000 (watts?) it got me thinking... Check this out: ...
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Ratio of the power in the sidebands to the total power in conventional AM

Message signal and carrier signal are given as $m=\cos(2 \pi \cdot f_{m} \cdot t) $ $c=A_{c}\cdot \cos(2 \pi \cdot f_{c} \cdot t) $ I was asked to find modulation index $a$ so that ratio of the ...
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Optimization of a continuous function

This is more like an optimization problem but any solution is appreciated. I have a data set with input specifying power(demand) to be generated for a particular time period(TP). Input: Time --- ...
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Calculating the complex signal's average power

$$x(t) = \cos(\pi i t/20+\pi/4) - 2je^{j \,12\pi i t} + 5\sin(2\pi i t/3+\pi/3) $$ I need to find the signal's average power. How can I do that? The $i$ index (represented in red in the below image) ...
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Confusion in Peak to Average Power Ratio (PAPR)

(1) What does it mean by 'a system with low peak to average power ratio requirement'? Doesn't every system idealises it to be lower? Or there are some exceptions to it? (2) Higher PAPR can be a ...
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Why the calculated value of power is not match?

I am trying to calculate the power of a signal by using following two methods one is a power of a signal and another one is using the periodogram in Matlab as shown in the code.But why I am getting a ...
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Recommended literature to learn essential aspects of signals and its propagation [closed]

Where can I learn about signal's features. For instance mean, power, amplitude, frequency, energy, how they propagate in space or any other medium?. What power means its amplitude increases and ...
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Output eqaution of a repeater?

Assume we have a signal repeater, a simple repeater that amplifies the signal then transmits it as is. Does the output power of the repeater is dependent on the received signal at the repeater ? for ...
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Is this a power signal?

$x[n]=\sin(\pi n)$ Since this is a discrete signal, and n can take only values like ...,1,2,3 ... the value of the power is getting zero, and since it gets zero does it mean that it's not a power ...
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variance in the time domain versus variance in frequency domain

Hi All: I'm trying to better understand the connection between variance of a time series and the integral of the spectral density over all frequencies. Rather than going through all of the relations, ...
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How to add awgn noise to a signal in Fourier domain for given SNR

I want to know the equations required to add awgn noise to a signal in Fourier domain for different SNR values. I know the procedure in time domain but not able to do the same in frequency domain for ...
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formula derivation for periodic signal power

Studying DSP on my own. Taking an introductory class. Was given a formula for signal power $$ P = \lim_{M\to\infty} {\frac{1}{2M+1} \sum_{n=-M}^M} \lvert x[n] \rvert^2 $$ I do understand why the ...
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Definition of average power?

There are two kind of average power I encountered in random signal class and textbook: definition 1: average power =$$E[|x(t)|^2]=R_{xx}(0)=\int^\infty_{-\infty} S_{xx}(f)\,df$$ definition 2: average ...
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Limiting bandwidth by adjusting sample rate

I have an SDR that is capabple of 2.4Ms/s. I am using it to measure the power of signals. Right now I am setting the sample rate to 2M, collecting a burst of samples, and calculating the average ...
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Why does increasing FFT length (narrowing bandwidth) not decrease Noise Power per bin?

I was under the impression that zero-mean white guassian noise had a constant Power Spectral Density which means that smaller bandwidths should decrease the power in that band. I'm getting surprising ...