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Unformatted text preview: EE 261 The Fourier Transform and its Applications Fall 2011 Problem Set Five Due Wednesday, November 2 1. (20 points) Windowing functions In signal analysis, it is not realistic to consider a signal f ( t ) from −∞ < t < ∞ . Instead, one considers a modified section of the signal, say from t = − 1 / 2 to t = 1 / 2. The process is referred to as windowing and is achieved by multiplying the signal by a windowing function w ( t ). By the Convolution Theorem (applied in the frequency domain), the Fourier transform of the windowed signal, w ( t ) f ( t ) is the convolution of the Fourier transform of the original signal with the Fourier transform of the window function, F w ∗ F f . The ideal window is no window at all, i.e., it’s just the constant function 1 from −∞ to ∞ , which has no effect in either the time domain (multiplying) or in the frequency domain (convolving). Below are three possible windowing functions. Find the Fourier transform of each (you know the first two) and plot the log magnitude of each from − 100 < s < 100. Which window is closest to the ideal window? Rectangle Window w ( t ) = Π( t ) Triangular Window w ( t ) = 2Λ(2 t ) Hann Window w ( t ) = braceleftBigg 2cos 2 ( πt ) , | t | < 1 2 , otherwise ....
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## This note was uploaded on 01/10/2012 for the course EE 216 taught by Professor Harris,j during the Fall '09 term at Stanford.

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