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### Optimal $n$ -th Order IIR /AR Approximation of a Moving Average Filter

I would like to approximate a moving average filter with an IIR filter of much lower order than the tap-length of the moving average filter. Optimality shall refer to the $L_2$ norm of the impulse ...
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### Can every type of linear filter be modelled by a convolution?

I have an input time series going through a filter that creates another time series as output. If I assume in first approximation that my filter is linear, does it necessarily mean that I can model ...
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### Difference between RMS and a moving RMS

I don't quite get the difference between RMS and a moving RMS. When one calculates RMS, one integrates (or sums in case of a discrete signal) over a period of time(number of samples). When it comes ...
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### Time domain maximum from frequency domain data?

Is it possible to calculate the maximum value of a time-domain signal from frequency-domain representation without performing an inverse transform?
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### What is wrong with my residue partial expansion method? (Transfer Function into State-Space Modal/Diagonal Form)

I'm using reference from here and here. This is Laplace transfer function of DC Control Speed System: $$\frac{\omega(s)}{V(s)}=\frac{K}{(Js+b)(Ls+R)+K^2}$$ Where, $\omega$ is the motor angular ...
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### Extracting Peak Frequencies Using FFT vs. Time Domain Peak Finding

I am trying to compare two processing algorithms that I believe should be producing very similar results. I am processing acceleration signals over the course of the day and we expect to see a ...
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### Confused on the difference between the frequency spectrum of an entire song, and the frequency spectrum of a point in time

I am very much a beginner in this field - but find it really interesting. However I am a little confused on a certain area of knowledge. If I have understood correctly: At any point in an audiosignal,...
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### Time synchronous averaging - MATLAB

I have a time domain signal that corresponds to a vibration signal of a machine. I have a second signal that corresponds to a tachometer signal (There is a pulse every one revolution of the shaft). I'...
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### Ripple in time-domain using lanczos resampling

I'm seeing ripple in the time domain when resampling a "unity signal", that is, all ones, with lanczos filters. The ripple/error exactly resembles a cosine with a period of the sampling rate - ie. the ...
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### Pixel Wise Write into a Video File in MATLAB

A video file (in .ptw format) is read in MATLAB in the form of a 3 dimensional matrix (a structured format). My aim is to process the video in time domain on each coordinate pixel individually and ...
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### Finite and Infinite support in time and frequency domain

It's known that signals with a finite support in time has an infinite support in frequency (talking about Fourier Transforms). A common example that is given for the claim is the triangle function ...
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### Why aren't the integrator and the differentiator inverse systems?

I have a statement that leads to a paradox, but I'm incapable of finding the part where I'm wrong. The integrator system $$x(t) \mapsto y(t)=\int_{-\infty}^{t}{x(\tau) \, {\rm d} \tau}$$ is a linear ...
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### Time-Frequency Analysis of Big Data - Data Size Reduction: averaging the most appropriate method?

Explanation: I would like to analyse the data from an experiment, which investigates the performance of a mechanical component using sensors, that has generated 2000 CSV files. Each file contains 513 ...
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### Why does Phase-locking value show spurious effects at the beginning & end of a signal?

I am trying to understand the behaviour of the phase-locking-value, as e.g. defined here, by some simple examples. Basically, I am creating two signals with the same frequency & amplitude, where ...
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### Eigenfunction property for LTI sinusoidal and the sinusoidal steady-state response

All LTI systems possess the eigenfunction property for complex exponential inputs. That is (restricting our attention to periodic complex exponentials), if $e^{j\omega_k t}$ is an input to the LTI ...
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### Time scaling of discrete-time sequences and the DTFT

In the second edition of Signals and Systems by Alan Oppenheim, he discusses the DTFT of a "time-expanded" sequence that is effectively a slowed down version of the original sequence and can be ...
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### Determining the right order of time-domain low pass filter for desired cutoff frequency

I've been stuck on a problem regarding complex demodulation of a signal for a while and wondered if anyone could help. Suppose I have a signal $X(t)$ such that \begin{align} X(t) &= A(t)\cos(\...
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### How do audiobook players manage to quickly speedup/slowdown playback speed without using more memory?

Many audiobook player apps on Android have a reading speed slider which lets us choose the reading speed e.g. 0.5x 0.75x 1.00x 1.25x 1.50x. This is time-stretching ...
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### Is it right to talk about dynamic range on frequency domain?

I'm comparing three frequency response's plots from simulations and experiments and I observed that two of them look like clamped to a DC component, where the max dB value is i.e. 100 and the min is ...
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### $\tt ifft()$ function - absolute vs real form

I have multiple files from an experiment in frequency-domain that I would like to use ifft() function to convert to the time domain in R to apply signal processing ...
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### Effect of low pass filter on the time domain

Consider an ideal (rectangular profile in frequency domain) low-pass filter (LPF) which simply sets to zero all the frequencies beyond a certain cut-off frequency. Let $x$ be a discrete-time signal of ...
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I have a DSP exam coming up this summer and I got an abysmal mark on an assignment earlier this year. Obviously, the lecture slides are not enough for me to understand DSP, so I am wondering where can ...
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### Is there a way to use decimation or linear interpolation to shrink or stretch an audio signal in the time domain?

I am able to shrink/stretch an audio signal using Python code for a phase vocoder, as well as the stretchAudio function from Matlab's Audio Toolbox. Although both methods do indeed alter the audio ...
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### Time domain representation of a modulated signal when symbol rate >> carrier frequency?

I need to understand the relationship between carrier vs. bits with PSK modulation, and what the signal in the time domain would look like if my symbol rate is far greater than my carrier frequency. ...
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### Complex time domain signals and QAM

Is there an inherent connection between complex time domain signals and QAM? Given a complex time-domain signal is it always implied that this is a QAM-demodulated form of a real time domain signal? ...