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Distortion at end of signal after low pass filtering

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Impala
Impala on 13 Dec 2019
Commented: Impala on 16 Dec 2019
Hi,
I have created a low pass filter with the following properties to smooth out my signal:
function Hd = lpfilt
%LPFILT Returns a discrete-time filter object.
% MATLAB Code
% Generated by MATLAB(R) 9.5 and Signal Processing Toolbox 8.1.
% Generated on: 13-Dec-2019 17:10:56
% Butterworth Lowpass filter designed using FDESIGN.LOWPASS.
% All frequency values are in Hz.
Fs = 10; % Sampling Frequency
Fpass = 0.45; % Passband Frequency
Fstop = 0.55; % Stopband Frequency
Apass = 1; % Passband Ripple (dB)
Astop = 60; % Stopband Attenuation (dB)
match = 'stopband'; % Band to match exactly
% Construct an FDESIGN object and call its BUTTER method.
h = fdesign.lowpass(Fpass, Fstop, Apass, Astop, Fs);
Hd = design(h, 'butter', 'MatchExactly', match);
% [EOF]
I then apply my filter to my signal using the following syntax:
y = filtfilt(SOS,G,x) % SOS and G are filter parameters
This is what the result looks like (see figure below - black - original unfiltered signal; red - filtered signal). The filter is smoothing the signal fine except for the start and end of the signal where it doesn't quite follow the original. Its worse at the end - appears to be distorted i.e. going upwards - is there a way to correct for this?
Thanks!
FilterSignal.jpg

Accepted Answer

Piyush Dubey
Piyush Dubey on 16 Dec 2019
When filtering a signal the output signal is shifted in time with respect to the input and sometimes the filter delays some frequency components more than others. This link describes on how to compensate for delay and distortion.
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Impala
Impala on 16 Dec 2019
Excellent! It's worked! Many thanks once again. Much appreciated :)

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