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Condition for existence of Fourier transform?

We can convert signal into frequency domain using Fourier transform. But I think we can't compute Fourier transform of any signal . Fourier transform also should have some limits. So I want to ask ...
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Find a difference equation for $h_r[n]$

I'm having a signal \begin{align} h_r[n] &= r^n \sin\Big( \frac{\pi}{2} n \Big) u[n] \end{align} where \begin{align} u[n] &= \begin{cases} 1 & \mbox{if } n \geq 0 \\ 0 & ...
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How does this transform algebraically

I have two lines of working that I am trying to understand. First line: \begin{equation} \frac{(1+Z^{-1})\tan\frac{wc}{2}}{(1-Z^{-1})+(1+Z^{-1})\tan\frac{wc}{2}} \end{equation} Next line: ...
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Recovering Time Shift Using DFT of Translated Square Pulse?

As an exercise, I attempted to manually translate a pulse $n_0$ steps to the right and recover the translation using the time-shift property. The problem I'm encountering is that the phase unwrapping ...
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What does it mean that a sine wave is unchanged when added to another sine wave?

From the wikipedia article on sine waves: The sine wave is important in physics because it retains its wave shape when added to another sine wave of the same frequency and arbitrary phase and ...
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Is there an exact solution for this resampling (synchronization) problem?

I want to know if there is an exact solution for the following problem and how to approach solving it: I have a discrete-time signal where the Nyquist theorem is satisfied: $$ r_k = \sum_i ...
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How can I remove correlated noise spikes from 2 signals?

I have some MRI data collected across time. When the patient moves, this results in a spike in the signal (so I guess it's not really "noise"). I would like to identify and remove these. So far I ...
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Why Fourier series has summation and Fourier transform has integration symbol in their respective formulae?

Fourier transform for aperiodic signal is given by $$ X(\omega) = \int\limits_{t=-\infty}^{+\infty} x(t) e^{-j \omega t} dt. \quad (1) $$ Fourier series for periodic signal is given by $$ y(t) = ...
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Calculation of the power of a signal

Suppose we want to calculate the power of the signal $y(t) = m(t)\cos(\omega_c t)$, where $m(t)$ has zero mean, and the power of $m(t)$ is P watts. It is easy to show that the power of $y(t)$ is ...
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Compare between Short Time Fourier Transform and Wavelets

Fourier transform is localised in only frequency domain but Short time Fourier transform(STFT) is localised both in time and frequency domain same as in wavelets. I want to know How are STFT and ...
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Signal processing and Z transform question?

I was reading a solved exercise and it said in a part that $u(k-1)* [z^{-1}]$ is equal to $z^{-1}$. Why is that so? Also, is $u(k-4)* [z^{-1}]$ equal to $z^{-1}$?
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Acceleration/Position signal correction

I have a set of data for a car position, velocity and acceleration. % my data time car_x car_velocity car_acc The problem is that these arrays have error and I ...
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Linear combination to recover particular data entry from denoised data?

Let $\mathbf{x} = [x_1, x_2, x_3]^t$ the 'data' where $x_1$ is considered to be 'noise', $M$ a $3\times 3$-matrix with full rank, and $\mathbf{y} = M\mathbf{x}$ the obserced mixture. Let $m^-_i$ ...
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Inversion of the Burrows Wheelers Transform

The "Burrows-Wheeler Transform" in signal processing is a transformation which is used in for instance data compression and pattern recognition. It can be described in mathematical terms as: Start ...
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What is the range on a fourier transform?

In particular, I want to know the range of the coefficients on the type-IV discrete cosine transform. Assuming no normalization factor or window is applied, what interval can I expect the coefficients ...
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Is Fourier series used always for periodic signals and Fourier transform for aperiodic signals only?

I want to ask basic question. In our mathematics classes ,while teaching the Fourier series and transform topic,the professor says that when the signal is periodic ,we should use Fourier series and ...
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Inversion of $z$-transform using partial fraction decomposition

I want to inverse a $z$-transform of this general form $$X(z) = \frac{b_0 + b_1z^{-1}+\cdots+b_Mz^{-M}}{a_0 + a_1z^{-1}+\cdots+a_Nz^{-N}}$$ where $M$ < $N$. In order to do this, I use partial ...
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Fourier synthesis of periodic signals

I was reading the Fourier synthesis of periodic signals But I didn't understand the sentence i.e. "Although the calculation of $a_0, a_1, b_1, a_2, b_2$, is a mathematically straightforward ...
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Wiener filtering for image denoising

To my knowledge, Wiener filter is a least mean squares filter, which minimizes the mean squared error between the filtered signal and the target signal. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wiener_filter) ...
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Example of BIBO stable system that is not internally stable

In the theory of system, we know that a system can be BIBO stable but not internally stable (if there is a pole-zero cancellation in the transfer function for example). I find this concept quite ...
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how fast should i output discrete data to recreate continuous frequency?

How do i recreate a continous sine wave from a discrete set of points? I have a dataset consisting of a discretized sine wave, but how fast should i send each value such that the receiver knows that ...
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Convert from complex exponentials to sinusoids

I'm working through some notes on signals and systems, and got stuck trying to fill in the missing steps in converting the left hand side to the right hand side of the following equality: $$ \alpha_i ...
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What is the importance of phase spectrum in Fourier transform

For any given signal using Fourier transform, we can compute it's magnitude and phase spectrum. But I have found that while discussing Fourier transform ,only frequency spectrum or magnitude ...
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Can a DTFT have a period different of $2\pi$?

I think almost everything is in the title. In an exercise, a DTFT is given : $$X(e^{j\Omega}) = \sin(\Omega) + \cos(\Omega/2)$$ The period of this DTFT is $4\pi$. Is that possible? I mean, the ...
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Please explain the $*$-operator in $x^*[n]$

I have to calculate the $IDFT$ for a signal $y_2[n]$: \begin{align*} y_2[n] = DFT^{-1} \Big\{ \Im m \{ \tilde{X}[k] \} \Big\} \end{align*} and I am allowed to use some formulas from a collection ...
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Finding peaks and oscillations in a signal

I am working on a problem where I'm analysing a signal and trying to find a measure of whether a roughly Gaussian shape appears or oscillations - though the oscillations may not be periodic. For ...
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Please verify correctness of $H_2(e^{j\theta}) = \sum_{n=-\infty}^{\infty} h_2[n] \cdot e^{-j\theta}$

This frequency spectrum of a signal $h_2[n]$ is bugging me. I am not sure if what I've done here is correct. It's the sum \begin{align*} \sum_{n=-\infty}^{\infty}(-1)^{n-1} \end{align*} in ...
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Phase-spectrum: $arg(\cdot)$ function

I came to this frequency spectrum for a signal $h_1[n]$: \begin{align*} H_1(e^{j\theta}) &= \sum_{n=-\infty}^{\infty} h_1[n] \cdot e^{-j\theta} \\ &= \sum_{n=-\infty}^{\infty} (0.3 \cdot ...
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Dot product of a sinusoid with a complex tone in Octave

I am trying to figure out how to solve this problem; Now make a new sinusoid with amplitude 1 and frequency 1000Hz. Calculate the dot product of this sinusoid with your complex tone using ...
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Features of phase and magnitude spectrum?

I have read in many books that whether the signal is 1D or multidimensional , The magnitude spectrum tells you how strong are the harmonics in the signal and The phase spectrum tells where this ...
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What do $a_0$ ,$a_m$ and $b_m$ terms mean in the Fourier series formula?

We know that a Fourier series for signal $x(t)$ is given as $$\frac {a_0} 2 + \sum \limits _{m=1} ^\infty (a_m \cos \frac {2 \pi m t} T + b_m \sin \frac {2 \pi m t} T)$$ So my question is what ...
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$X \sim Rice(\nu,\sigma)$, what is the distirbution of $X^2$?

Let $X = |\nu e^{j\theta}+W|$, where $W \sim \mathcal{CN}(0,2\sigma^2)$, i.e. $X\sim Rice(\nu,\sigma)$, what is the distirbution of $X^2$? Note that X also can be writen in terms of real and imaginary ...
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Evaluate two dimensional frequency domain for single point

I need to compute one specific value in the original domain from the 2D frequency domain data I have. I can't just use IFFT for a whole set for performance reasons. I know how to do this in 1D by ...
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Have some queries about Fourier Transform

I have some queries about the Fourier transform In most of the cases, the Fourier transform of a signal is symmetric with respect to positive and negative frequency. I think the computational ...
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Whether the job of Fourier Transform is just to convert signals from time domain to frequency domain only or more than it?

I am a beginner . We convert a signal in time domain to frequency domain by applying Fourier transform on the signal to obtain frequency and phase spectrum. So,whether the job of Fourier transform ...
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Dsitribution of $|Ae^{j\phi} + W(t)|$, where $\phi \sim unif[-\pi,\pi]$

Let $Y(t) = Ae^{j\phi} + W(t)$, where $\phi \sim unif[-\pi,\pi]$ and $W \sim \mathcal{N}(0,\sigma^2)$. What is the probability distribution of $|Y(t)|$ ? If $\phi$ was deterministic, i.e. a constant ...
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Using Fourier transform to compute Fourier series.

I have found an exercise on a signal processing book that asks to compute the Fourier series of a function by using its Fourier Transform, let: $$ x(t) = \sum_{n=-\infty}^{\infty} \Lambda \left( ...
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Chirp with linearly changing frequency and amplitude?

A linear chirp or linearly swept sine is a signal in which the frequency changes linearly with time: the starting frequency changes into the ending frequency over time at a rate of: and ...
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What are the limitations /shortcomings of Fourier Transform and Fourier Series?

I am fond of Fourier series & Fourier transform. But every approach has some outcomes and some shortcomings. It's limitations lead to innovation of new approach. So, can anybody explain about ...
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PDF of $|X(t)| =| e^{j\omega_c t}+W(t)|$

let $X(t) = Ae^{j\omega_c t}+W(t)$, where $W(t)$ is a gaussian process that follows the statistics $W \sim \mathcal{CN}(0,\sigma^2)$ and $\omega_c$ denotes the carrier pulse frequency and $A$ is a ...
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Explain the formula of energy in signal processing [duplicate]

Please, give me intuitive understanding of this formula (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Energy_%28signal_processing%29): So t is time, x(t) - signal function, integral is sum of this function on ...
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Laplace transform and “imaginary infinity”

I was recently studying Laplace transform for the first time, and I'd like to ask the following thing: there was an integral with limit of integration, something like that: a+j×infinity, j the ...
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Given the probability distribution of X, whats the PDF of X²?

Let's say we have a random variable $X$ with a certain probability density function $f_x(x)$. 1) How should I find out the PDF of the random variable $X^2$? Problem background: $X_1 = s_1 + W$, ...
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Probability function of Acos(x)

Let's say I have a signal $y(t) = Acos(2\pi f_c t)$, where $f_c$ is the carrier frequency and $t$ is the independent variable. Since I work with discrete signals i sample this signal with a sampling ...
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How to find out transient response of z-transform (discrete)

Given z-transform transfer function $H(z) = \frac{Y(z)}{X(z)}$, with the corresponding linear ODE, how does one find out transient response of such a transfer function given a certain input?
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is this possible to put condition on time series

I have a time series $y$ of $N$ data points. I want to apply ARX model with least squares estimation to this time series. Is this possible that I can apply a condition on the time series that if ...
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What the terms “basis functions” and “orthogonal” denote in the case of signals?

I am a beginer. I have read that any given signal whether it is simple or complex one,can be represented as summation of orthogonal basis functions. Here, what the terms Orthogonal and Basis function ...
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Fourier coefficients for pattern analysis

There are many areas like, gait analysis, where we recognize persons by analyzing their silhouettes taken while they are at different stages of their walking where analysis also carried on in ...
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How to calculate power of a non-continuous signal

I have to find the power of the following signal and would like to know if I'm doing this right or, if I'm doing it wrong, how to do it. The equation for power in my textbook is $\overline{m^2(t)} = ...
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Parameterizing a linear compressor

I am hoping to build a function $f_{A,B,\alpha}(x \in \mathbf{R} ) \rightarrow y \in \mathbf{R}$ that serves as a positive signal compressor. The function acts on an input signal $x\left(t\right)$ one ...