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What's the difference between the Gabor and Morlet wavelets?

The Gabor wavelet is a kind of the Gaussian modulated sinusoidal wave (source)   Gabor wavelets are formed from two components, a complex sinusoidal carrier and a Gaussian envelope. (source) ...
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Why LTI system cannot generate any new frequencies?

Why $Y (\omega) = X(\omega)H(\omega)$ implies that an LTI system cannot generate any new frequencies? Why if a system generates new frequencies, then it is not LTI?
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Match Filter in Time-Frequency domain instead of just Time domain. Redundant, or better?

Assume you have a signal, and within it, some pulses are present. A pulse is a simple tone. You know the pulses' duration and shape. (Let us assume that a pulse is made of a couple of cycles, and then ...
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Amplitude of the Signal in Frequency Domain different from Time Domain

How does the Amplitude of the Signal is changed when taking the FFT of a Signal, Have a look, The amplitude had changed from 2 to 30, and Here is my code for generating the above output, ...
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Why we need Frequency and Time information at the same time

The big disadvantage of a DFT is that it has only frequency resolution and no time resolution. This means that although we might be able to determine all the frequencies present in a signal, we do not ...
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Doppler shift in time domain?

I have some clarifications required in this topic So initially I know that to shift a signal $X(f)$ by $f_0$ we need to take its inverse fourier transform and multiply it with a factor of $\exp(−j2\pi ...
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Time-varying “impulse response”

According to many references [1,2], the time-varying "impulse response" can compute wireless channel output $y(t)$ at time $t$ using the following expression: $$ y(t) = \int h(\tau, t) x(t - \tau) d\...
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Continuous Wavelet Transform with Scipy.signal: what is parameter “widths” in cwt() function? How do time-frequency?

I search to display a time-frequency signal with an original discrete temporal signal (sampling step = 0.001sec). I use Python and the library Scipy.signal. I use the function ...
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Possibility of temporal super resolution

I've been reading some papers in the context of super resolution in imaging and video (for example works by Michal Irani [1], [2] and so forth), and was wondering if a similar idea can be applied with ...
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Is Gabor uncertainty a feature of the Fourier transform, or of nature?

By Gabor uncertainty, I mean the principle of uncertainty as applied to signals — with the result that you can't have arbitrary time and frequency localization. By way of background to my question, ...
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Mixed time/frequency domain data

I'm afraid this might be a bit of an elementary question, but I'm afraid I'm a little new to this. I've got a system that measures a frequency spectrum to find resonant frequencies. It does this by ...
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In the formula for the windowed Fourier transform, why is the complex-exponential term not time-shifted to the position of the window?

I have a question about the "windowed / short-time / short-term" Fourier transform that is somewhat perplexing me. I have now added an Addendum at the bottom, where the issue is presented more ...
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Motivation of time-frequency analysis

Can anyone give me an example of two signals with different temporal waveforms having the same Fourier transform (FT)? Would the inverse Fourier transform still be able to recover correctly each ...
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Fourier Transform with both Time Delay and Frequency Shift

I know that the Fourier transform of a function with time delay can be written as: $$\mathscr{F}\big\{x(t-t_0)\big\}=X(f)e^{-j2\pi f t_0}$$ The Fourier transform of a function with frequency shift ...
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Is there a name for the procedure of taking the FT over separate consecutive small time-blocks?

Suppose we have a continuous time-interval $I=[a,b]$, and a signal $x \colon I \to \mathbb{R}$. A procedure that is sometimes carried out (e.g. when doing bispectral analysis) is to partition $I$ ...
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Motivation for using gabor transform instead of fourier transform

I am trying to understand the motivation for the above question for signal processing and image processing? Can anyone answer this question, or provide me with resources for this?
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Instantaneous Frequency Estimation by Hilbert Transform - Theoretical Justification and Proof

I would like to better understand why the instantaneous frequency estimation by Hilbert transformation works (and especially why it doesn't work / lead to precise results in many cases). The ...
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Weird behaviour converting velocity to displacement

I'm trying to convert accelerometer data from accelerations to displacement, I assume that the initial velocity is zero and the initial position is also zero. Here's my code, ...
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A system that perfoms Fourier Transform operation - is it an LTI system?

If a system takes input as the time domain signal and outputs the frequency domain signal, is such a system an LTI system? For if the input time domain signal can be represented as a linear ...
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How does time shift correspond to phase change in a discrete signal?

I was watching this video where the presenter remarks: For a discrete signal, time shift corresponds to phase change in a discrete signal but not vice versa. I was trying to figure out how this ...
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What is the role of Freqency in Digital Images [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What does frequency domain denote in case of images? If we look deeply into Digital Images they are purely generated by the pixels distributed in rows and coloumn and the ...
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Uncertainty principle - Duration bandwidth principle

In one of NPTEL courses about time-frequency analysis, the professor said that the duration bandwidth principle is $\sigma_t^2 \sigma_\omega^2 \ge \frac{1}{4}$. He added that the formula making use ...
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Why are the systems equivalent?

Why are those two systems equivalent? System 1:$$\boxed{x[n]}\longrightarrow\boxed{\uparrow 3}\longrightarrow\boxed{\downarrow 4} \longrightarrow\boxed{y[n]}$$ System 2:$$\boxed{x[n]}\longrightarrow\...
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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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Does Wigner-Ville distribution provide the highest resolution?

For linear time-frequency representation, the resolution is limited by Gabor limit. However, if interference is allowed, the resolution may be higher. What is the possible resolution in such a case? ...
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Discrete wavelet transform; how to interpret approximation and detail coefficients?

I am trying to understand Wavelet transform. So far I have understood the basic theory of it. But I am not able to get my head around how to interpret both coefficients. I am using PyWavelets ...
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Selection of transforms, windows, wavelets for current signal analysis

I am new to this topic but I already read about the propperties of different signal analysis methods. I am stuck with the obvious advantages of FFT, STFT and Wavelet transforms but can't find good ...
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How to derivate in the frequency domain

I have two Time Domain functions, $f_1(t)$ and $f_2(t)$. I have both Fourier Transforms, $F_1(\omega)$ and $F_2(\omega)$. Functions $f_1$ and $f_2$ are not independent and, in fact, $f_1$ is also a ...
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Interpretation of instaneous time and instaneous frequency in time-frequency plane?

In this paper: Sparse time-frequency representations, Given signal $x(t)$, the time-frequency representation was got by Gabor transform and was denoted by $\chi(t,\omega)=|\chi(t,\omega)|\exp(\mathrm{...
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Mathematical model of equivalent-time sampling, the resulting unevenly spaced periodic signal, and its interpretation

I sample a continuous signal $s(T)$ over time. This leads to $s[t]$, which depends on several factors of which some are (pseudo-) periodic. I am interested in the effect of one such periodic factors ...
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Hints and helps to implement an accurate wavelet packet transfrom

I want to implement a Time-Freqency analysis by wavelet packets. I don't know what level and sampling rate should I use. I've tried different value for level(3,4,5,6,). but I couldn't get an accurate ...
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How to interpret the effect of different windows in short time fourier transform?

There are many categories of windows, e.g., rectangular, Gaussian, and triangular. What are their effects on STFT?
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Time-frequency representation of sound signal using Matlab

I am currently doing a project on sound signal processing by using MATLAB. I have a problem regarding creating the command line so that I can get a graph containing frequency by its time. But this ...
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Analyse audio/music frequencies without STFT, at 1/f temporal resolution, using probe phasors at logarithmically-spaced frequencies, O(N log N)?

First, some background: The STFT is the best general-purpose tool I know of for analysing a (musical or other) signal into its component frequencies. For many purposes the STFT works fine, but there ...
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Infinite extent of spectrum, but also in time in Oppenheim's Discrete Time Signal Processing?

In Oppenheim's Discrete Time Signal Processing there's on p. 323 no limited band in both time and frequency - wouldn't that violate the Heisenberg Principle?
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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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system response: time vs frequency. Why do I get different magnitudes?

I am simulating a linear system described by the following equation $m \ddot{x} + c \dot{x} + k x = A \sin(\omega t)$ ...
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Time delay estimate and sampling frequency

This is an extention to my other question. My sampling frequency is only about 2x my tone frequency. I want to estimate time delay of arrival using this signal. I am generating the tone signal so I ...
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Compressing a time-domain signal in the frequency domain Matlab

I'm new to frequency domain analysis. Let's say I have a frequency domain representation from a time domain signal. What I want to do is taking frequencies with a low amplitude out of this frequency ...
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Is sub-sampling delay estimation possible without interpolation?

I want to estimate time delay between two complex narrow band signals. I can use any correlation method. There are several methods in the literature about sub-sample time delay estimation. Generally ...
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Time-Frquency Resolution issues

While Im studying wavelet transform, I have this questions in my mind which can't find it's answer: I understand that when we take longer time windows and take the fourier transform we would suffer ...
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Teager-Kaiser Operator vs. Hilbert Transform

Since a couple of months I started working on the extraction (estimation) of signal frequency and amplitude components by means of two different time-frequency approaches, namely the Hilbert transform ...
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Time Frequency Signal Analysis in Mathematica (MMA)

I want to know " Whether there is any Tool Box in Mathematica (MMA) for the Time-Frequency (TF) Signal Analysis". I am well-versed in MMA Programming, so want to do TF Signal Analysis in MMA. I think ...
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Why would you use DCT as oppose to DFT for detecting oscillation in a signal?

For my project, I needed to detect the primary oscillation frequency in a signal data. As I googled around, it turns out that DCT is the best tool to find this (http://www.mech.pku.edu.cn/robot/...
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Adding echo to audio sample

I have recorded my own voice in Matlab and I intend to add some echo to it.I came up with one solution for getting the desired echo effect: Delay the sampled audio in the time domain and adding it to ...
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Other time-frequency-plane tiling than STFT, DWT, ConstantQ-Transform: multiresolution STFT?

It is known that a) the STFT gives a rectangular tiling of the time-frequency plane b) the Wavelet transform gives a non-linear tiling (better frequency resolution for low-frequencies, and better ...
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Matlab signal processing removing white noise from signal

What is the way to address the removal of white noise from a signal? Extra Details Hi I also agree the details are as follow: ...
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Find time lag between two time series

I am trying to find the time lag between two time series over t = [0,1000] using MATLAB (not that it matters). The first time series is simply t^2. The second is (t-15)^2 which is, of course, shifted ...
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Separate two sinusoids with very close frequencies (5 Hz difference) in a 44.1 Khz audio signal, with good time-domain resolution [closed]

Here is an audio signal which is a mix of (WAV file available here): a 2000 Hz sinusoid, beginning at 1.00 sec, without fade-in/fade-out a 2005 Hz sinusoid, beginning at 1.031 sec, with a slow fade-...
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Does anyone recognize this modulation?

I'm trying to extract the code of my garage remote, but i have some difficulty to find witch modulation has been used. At first I thought it was a simple digital modulation, but there is some strange ...