Questions tagged [snr]

Signal-to-noise ratio (often abbreviated SNR or S/N) is a measure used in science and engineering that compares the level of a desired signal to the level of background noise.

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how do I calculate SNR of noisy signal?

I am having problems in understanding how to do it practically I have a wav file that contains pure speech and another ave file that just contains the background noise (can be various things, such as ...
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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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How can you tell whether there's a signal (when your signal looks a lot like noise)?

This is my snoring detector again. I've gotten pretty good at detecting a signal when there's anything there -- can track from a wall-peeling snore down to breathing you can't even hear in the ...
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Direct Correlation (DC) Time Delay Estimation: Variance Keeps Decreasing for Increasing SNR?

I'm trying to reproduce the results from this paper "Discrete time techniques for Time Delay Estimation" doi:10.1109/78.193195, for both the correlation and Least Squares. I've generated a random (...
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SNR After Multiplying Two Noisy Signals

If I have two noisy signals where the noise is not correlated and I know the SNR of each signal, how would I find the SNR after multiplying the two signals together?
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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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Help in understanding the formula of Signal-to-Noise-Ratio (SNR) - Part 1

Question 1: Consider an Autoregressive model : \begin{align} y[n] &= y[n-1] + x[n]\\ z[n] &= y[n] + w[n] \end{align} where $y$ is the output observation, $x$ is a random input and $w$ is ...
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What are the various definitions for $\rm SNR$, and their associated methods for measuring it?

The definition of $\rm SNR$ seems to be somewhat of a tower of babel in industry. What definitions of $\rm SNR$ are there (feel free to site application), and how exactly can it be measured for that ...
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How to detect continuous noise in audio call?

We want to detect bad audio quality in audio call. Should we extract this information from amplitude or frequency spectrum ? Is there any technique/transform/filter available for this ? Example: I ...
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Calculating SNR from Frequency Domain

As I am newbie to signals, I have collected an appliance signal in frequency domain as follows: (PSD- Power Spectral Density). So, I need to calculate the SNR (Signal to Noise Ratio) and BER (Bit ...
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Acoustic Scenarios With Negative SNR

For all the practicing engineers out there: Where have you encountered a negative SNR? How negative, in dB, was it or estimated to be? Where would you expect to encounter a negative SNR? Note: I ...
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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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Fixed SNR with unitary noise variance

I've just one question : How can I write a model like y = x + w,( with w a white gaussian noise) with a fixed SNR and a noise variance equal to 1. What coefficient may I have before x ? Thanks !
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Measure the SNR of a signal in the frequency domain?

How do you measure the SNR of a sinewave in the frequency domain? (Assuming no filtering.) Suppose: $$x(n) = s(n) + n(n)$$ Create the signal (nCycles of a sinewave) in MATLAB...: ...
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SNR of a 16-bit DSP with 12-bit ADC, 40-bit accumulator

According to the 6dB-per-bit rule, a 16-bit DSP would provide 96 dB of dynamic range, approximately. If the ADC and DAC are both 12-bit long, the DSP is still considered to have 96 dB, or the ...
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Time delay estimation in low SNR

So I am interested in finding delay between two noisy narrowband signals,for example, two arterial pulse waveform. I can easily get a correct estimate of delay using cross-correlation method, but it ...
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SNR calculation confusion

Follow up to question and comments posted here The SNR calculation method posted as answers were implemented in matlab Implementation of Deve's answer: ...
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Relationship between $E_b/N_0$ and $\rm SNR$ with channel coding

I would like to know what would be the relationship between $E_b/N_0$ and $\rm SNR$ when there is a coding rate of $R_c=K/N$. Normally when there is no channel coding according to this link. $$\...
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Sampling Rate Effect on Quantizer SNR

I am currently reading the 'Coding' chapter on Rabiner & Schafer's Book on speech processing. In one of its exercises, the reader is given a simple A/D converter using 16-bit uniform ...
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What is the effect of sampling time, sampling frequency and SNR on latency? [closed]

I believe that if we have two or more external sound cards, hence clock would vary for each device. How will this affect the latency? Will it increase or decrease? How will the factors like sampling ...
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In Search of Voice Activity Detection Algorithms - What happens to the frequency or pitch or speech features as speaker moves away from microphone

Actually i am in search of a Voice Activity Detection Algorithm which could distinguish between voice and non-voice Roughly speaking it must not detect even a bullet sound,even a foot stepping and ...