raised-cosine filter paramiters.

Started by gerWZ 5 years ago3 replieslatest reply 5 years ago900 views

I have 228000 samples of 1 second BPSK signal (with noise) which is shaped with raised-cosine pulse, rollof factor = 1. Signal data rate is 1187.5 symbols/s. I tried to obtain receive filter in matlab using rcosdesign function and then use filtfilt in order to convolve it with my signal. 

I was sure that value: sps (which I assume means SamplesPerSymbol) will be 228000/1187.5 = 192 (samples per second divided by symbols per second), but output of filtfilt is 100% bad.

matlab code: https://pastebin.com/jvM1b63E

plot ('before filter' is multiplie by 90): 

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Reply by dudelsoundJanuary 7, 2019

I don't know about that specific Matlab function, but I woulod assume 'sps' to stand for samples-per-second and thus 228000...

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Reply by achesirJanuary 7, 2019

The MATLAB on-line documentation for the rcosdesign function states that sps means Samples Per Second:

sps — Samples per symbol
positive integer scalar

Number of samples per symbol (oversampling factor), specified as a positive integer scalar.

Data Types: double | single

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Reply by adiduaJanuary 7, 2019

I'm not sure what "100% bad" means, but remember that rcosdesign can generate a square root raised cosine or a normal raised cosine (the latter is obtained by convolving the square root filter with itself). I'm assuming that you are trying to decode a signal transmitted over a noisy channel. Do you have info on what kind of pulse shaping was used at the transmitter? In any case, it's worth exploring the shape parameter:

b = rcosdesign(beta,span,sps,shape) returns a square-root raised cosine filter when you set shape to 'sqrt' and a normal raised cosine FIR filter when you set shape to 'normal'.