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### Variance of White Gaussian Noise

It could seem an easy question and without any doubts it is but I'm trying to calculate the variance of white Gaussian noise without any result. The power spectral density (PSD) of additive white ...
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### What is a good example of an ergodic process?

I'm trying to find simple examples of an ergodic process. What process comes to your mind as a good illustration of its properties? A quick research (Wikipedia, another answer) mainly gives examples ...
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### What are the statistics of the discrete Fourier transform of white Gaussian noise?

Consider a white Gaussian noise signal $x \left( t \right)$. If we sample this signal and compute the discrete Fourier transform, what are the statistics of the resulting Fourier amplitudes?
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### Random signals as power signals

Why are random signals considered as power signals (i.e. signals with infinite energy and finite average power)? Does this make any sense? What does it mean for random signals to have infinite energy ...
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### How can a signal be both periodic and random?

Do any examples of such signals exist where the signal is both periodic and random? Because as I see it, if a signal is periodic then the randomness kinda goes away because you know what the signal ...
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### Deterministic / Non-deterministic Stochastic Process

Problem 6.1-6 of Probability, Random Variables, and Random Signal Principles, 4th Edition by Peebles asks If a process is defined by $X(t) = A$, where $A$ is a continuous random variable uniformly ...
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### Dimensional analysis of integrated white noise process

This question is somewhat related to this post. Let us consider we have a white noise current source $i_n(t)$, with a variance $\sigma_i^2$, and mean, $\mu_n=0$. Assume that this current is passed ...
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### Energy Detection in Presence of Colored Gaussian Noise

Before asking my question, let me introduce the context: For spectrum sensing based on energy detection, which has been widely studied in presence of AWGN, the optimal detection threshold is computed ...
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### Calculation of an autocorrelation function

A sample of a random process is given as: $$x(t) = A\cos(2\pi f_0t) + Bw(t)$$ where $w(t)$ is a white noise process with $0$ mean and a power spectral density of $\frac{N_0}{2}$, and $f_0$, $A$ ...
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### What is the practical meaning of the variance, covariance, mean value?

What is the practical meaning of variance, covariance and mean for a signal?
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### Correlation of independent random processes

Suppose $X(t)$ and $Y(t)$ be two independent random processes. Is $E(X(t_1)Y(t_2))$ necessarily zero?
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### Why is $\sin(t)$ a stationary process?

I am trying to understand the meaning of the term Stationary Process. For example, I was told that $\sin(t)$ is a stationary process. Could someone try to explain, in simple words, why is $\sin(t)$ (...
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### PSD of complex white gaussian noise

It may be a really simple question, but I'm not sure about this one: Given a complex white Gaussian noise process with iid real and imaginary parts and a double sided power spectral density of $N_0/2$...
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### Definition of average power?

There are two kind of average power I encountered in random signal class and textbook: definition 1: average power =$$E[|x(t)|^2]=R_{xx}(0)=\int^\infty_{-\infty} S_{xx}(f)\,df$$ definition 2: average ...
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### Applying the CUSUM algorithm to a correlated random process

As far as I know, the CUSUM algorithm is meant for detecting change points on discrete-time uncorrelated random processes. For instance, to apply the CUSUM algorithm to a discrete Gaussian process, ...
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### Understanding of Random Process/Random Variable

At a simpler level to my previous question, I wanted to confirm my understanding on Random Process based on Random Variables using an example. So, I took this example: If we consider a dice, which ...
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### Random Process at a particular time instance

I was studying Random Process and I thought I understood what it was all about until I came across this example. Consider a random experiment of tossing a coin with sample space S = {H, T} The sample ...
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### Fourier-Analysis of Stationary Random Signals

Let's say we have discrete-time stationary random signals with Gaussian PDF of mean value 0 and variance 1, whose individual signal values are uncorrelated. For such a signal, how can we determine ...
Let just say I understand the first process that is white noise, Process 1: If $x(n)$ is a Gaussian random variable and a process is formed from a sequence of $x(n)$ and all random variables are ...