WHITE NOISE

It is a process consisting of a sequence of uncorrelated identically distributed random variables, with zero mean and variance σε2.

                                                                     

                                                                 

The auto-covariance expression can be represented as:

                                                    

therefore we can assume that is a weakly stationary process; furthermore, the autocorrelation function will be:

                                                     

If εt has normal distribution N(0,σε2), it will be a strongly stationary process and takes the name of Gaussian white noise.

 

Editor: Giuliano DI TOMMASO