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Flicker noise and the estimation of the Allan variance

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1 Author(s)
Masry, E. ; Dept. of Electr. & Comput. Eng., California Univ., San Diego, La Jolla, CA, USA

Flicker noise is a random process observed in a variety of contexts, including current fluctuations in metal film and semiconductor devices, loudness fluctuations in speech and music, and neurological patterns. The quadratic-mean convergence of appropriate estimates of the Allan variance for flicker noise is established when the latter is modeled as a stochastic process with stationary increments. A precise asymptotic expression of the mean-square error is given along with the rate of convergence

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Information Theory, IEEE Transactions on  (Volume:37 ,  Issue: 4 )