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# hw7 - EE 261 The Fourier Transform and its Applications...

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EE 261 The Fourier Transform and its Applications Fall 2011 Problem Set Seven Due Friday, November 18 1. (20 points) Handel’s Hallelujah In this problem we will explore the effects of sampling with or without anti-aliasing filters. As we saw in lecture there is a significant distortion of music due to aliasing if we sample slower than twice the highest frequency component. However if we can suppress the high frequency components before sampling we can possibly avoid distortion due to aliasing. In this problem we will use an anti-aliasing filter H ( s ) whose Fourier transform is shown below. H ( s ) is available on the class web site in the Matlab file anti-aliasing.mat , which contains H ( s ) in the vector Hs . ï 4000 ï 3000 ï 2000 ï 1000 0 1000 2000 3000 4000 0 0.1 0.2 0.3 0.4 0.5 0.6 0.7 0.8 0.9 1 s(Hz) H(s) Figure 1: Anti aliasing filter Built into Matlab is a snippet of Handel’s Hallelujah Chorus, you load it into the workspace by typing load handel 1

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This loads two variables into the workspace y that contains about 8 seconds of Handel’s Hallelujah Chorus and Fs which is the sampling frequency used. Finally here is the problem, resample the snippet of Handel’s Hallelujah Chorus down to a sampling frequency of f s = 4096hz that should be half of the original sampling frequency. Now apply the anti-aliasing filter to Handel’s Hallelujah Chorus so that you cut off all frequencies higher than 2048hz, and then resample down to f s = 4096hz. Is there any audible difference between the two versions? Why or why not. Turn in your (commented!) Matlab code along with a short discussion (2 paragraphs) of any audible difference you heard or did not hear. Hints: To resample at half the sampling rate, you can use xhalf = x(1:2:length(x)); Remember to adjust the sampling rate correctly when you use sound or wavwrite . Recall that you can use fft to take the Fourier transform, and ifft to take the inverse Fourier transform. Hs has been arranged in the same way Matlab’s fft returns Fourier transforms. To evaluate H ( s ) X ( s ) try using the .* operator. 2. (25 points) Sampling Oscilloscope Sometimes signals change much faster than electronic devices can sample in order to reconstruct or display the signal on an oscilloscope. However, if a signal is bandlimited
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