What is more common or correct?

The signal from diffusing probes can be estimated by ...


The signal of diffusing probes can be estimated by...

As I understand it, "from" indicates origin and "of" possession, but somehow both meanings seem to fit quite well here.

  • They both work in this context, but be uniform throughout your work. – Davo Jun 8 '17 at 14:34
  • If you mean electric signals, then from is better. – user3169 Jun 8 '17 at 17:20

Originating would probably be the better choice as it relates to the work but either would work and be perfectly understandable.

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