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Radio Signal Stationarity

A radio signal recording of a wireless communication system (e.g: Wi-Fi traffic) is beaconized, channelized and subject to noise. When working with such an RF signal, numerically transformed to a ...
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How can the I and Q components of a quatrature signal be different from each other (apart from the 90º phase shift)

I've spent many hours reading and doing research about this. I don't attend any university classes or any type of classes that may approach such a topic. I am trying to learn this by my own without ...
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Is there a technical term for the sum I + Q

Most likely a very simple question, but I haven't been able to find a good answer. When working with analytical signals in general, and software defined radio in particular, a common operation is to ...
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How can an SDR recover a high-frequency signal?

How can software-defined radios operate at high frequency? The Nyquist rate dictates that you need to sample at twice the frequency to fully recover the signal. If my signal of interest is modulated ...
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Where to start with signal processing ? Dump1090 case [duplicate]

Without knowing anything about signal processing, I've started reading antirez's dump1090 code but they are so much things I struggle to understand, e.g: Why the sample rate set to 2MHz if the ...
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Trouble with time-syncing two radio signals using cross-correlation

I posted a similar question a while ago here (I'm posting this follow-up since I'd like to focus more on cross-correlation now). I have a setup where I have two software-defined radios connected to ...
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Help in identifying low speed image transmission protocol over RF

In the seventies I worked for Muirhead on press fax machines that used to transmit pictures over radio and landline as I recall two FM systems were used a carrier 800 Hz modulated +- 150 Hz and 1900Hz ...
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What is the line encoding in this FSK signal

As a learning exercise, I'm trying to reverse engineer the radio protocol of a 27MHz wireless mouse. The device currently transmits on the 27.045MHz channel and uses 2FSK. I have an IQ recording of ...
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How do I differentiate between signals from an unknown program?

I believe this question is on topic for this site under Algorithm debugging questions, but if not, I would appreciate a suggestion about where to post this question....
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Why do IQ Impairements, Quadrature Skew and DC offset have these geometric effects on the constellation?

I'm studying telecommunications, and would like to be sure to understand the maths behind these effects. For IQ Imbalance and DC offset, it seems pretty clear why we observe a rectangle shape or a ...
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Creating GNU radio flowgraph for continuous switching between transfer and receive mode

I am having a hackrf-one device which can either transmit or receive signals. I am having a GNU radio flowchart which has a selector block which allows manual switching. I am not able to switch it at ...
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Can a software defined radio with a frequency range of 300 MHz – 3.8 GHz detect AM (535 to 1705 KHz) and FM signals (88 to 108 MHz)?

I am interested in knowing whether BladeRF SDR with a frequency range of (300 MHz - 3.8 GHz) detect AM and FM frequencies? Also, how important is the sampling rate of the SDR. For example, BladeRF has ...
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Compare the quality of IQ data from different Software Defined Radios (SDRs)

I want to know what methods are best to scientifically evaluate the quality of different Software Defined Radios (SDRs) that spit out IQ samples. For this question, I would like to set the boundary ...
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why transmitting a long pulse its spectrum gets spread?

I'm transmitting an RF signal with a CC1101 at 440 MHz. This signal is a constant of 1, so the spectrum should be a delta. Using a SDR dongle, I've checked the spectrum and it's wider than a delta ...
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Why is channel estimation done after synchronization and why does it work?

I am interested in Software Defined Radio communications where almost all processing is pushed to the digital domain. I'm wondering why is channel estimation done after frequency and phase ...
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How can I align these two signals? Cross correlation isn't working properly

I have two radios sampling simultaneously, and I am trying to time-align their two signals (they will always start sampling at slightly different times with random delays due to hardware differences). ...
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Recommendation for good ressources on digital processing and D-QPSK

I've been a C++ developer for 10 years. Quite high level. And I am completely new to Digital Signal Processing. I am trying to implement a Software Defined Radio. Specifically I am trying to receive ...