What is AWGN noise?

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AWGN stands for “Additive White Gaussian Noise.” It is a type of random noise that is often added to signals in communications systems to simulate the effects of real-world noise sources, such as thermal noise or interference. The “white” refers to the fact that the noise is evenly distributed across all frequencies, and the “Gaussian” refers to the probability distribution of the noise, which is a normal distribution. AWGN is often used as a mathematical model for noise in a system, as it is relatively simple to analyze and has many desirable properties, such as being statistically independent of the signal.

Additive White Gaussian Noiseis a basic noise model used in Information Theory to mimic the effect of the many random processes that occur in nature.Additivebecause it is added to any noise that might be intrinsic to the information systemWhitebecause it has uniform power all over the frequencies and power spectral density of white noise is constant for all frequenciesGaussianbecause it has normal distribution in time domainAn awgn channel is the most basic model of communication systems.

At the end of all awgn is all about noise imitating nature random processes the noise is generated randomly.Its occurence is independent of signal of interest meaning both have individual properties.

AWGN channel is the most basic model of a communication system it stands for “

Additive White Gaussian Noise“.The “additive” refers to adding the noise signal to the transmitted signal.

Y = x + nwhere y = received signalx= transmitted signal

n=noise signal

The “white” refers power spectral density is constant for all frequency . it means the power distribution same for all frequencies.PSD is flat.

SN(w)= No/2for all freq Where No= noise powerSN(w)=power spectral density of white noise.

The PDF of white noise and Gaussian Noise is same. It has normal distribution in time domain. Since the auto correlation of white Gaussian Noise is inverse Fourier transform of power spectral density.

It is a type of random noise that is added to signal in communication system to simulate the effect of interference.

QUESTIONWhy the noise signal has constant power distribution(PSD) across all frequency rather than exponential or parabolic??

AWGN is the most basic model of a communication system it stands for “

AdditiveWhite Gaussian Noise“.The “additive” refers to adding the noise signal to the transmitted signal.

Y = x + nThe “white” refers power spectral density is constant for all frequency .it means the power distribution same for all frequency. PSD is flat.

SN(w)=No/2for all freqWhere

No= noise power

SN(w)=power spectral density of white noise.

The PDF of white noise and Gaussian Noise is same. It has normal distribution in time domain.

It is a type of random noise that is added to signal in communication system to simulate the effect of interference.

QUESTIONWhy the noise signal has constant power distribution(PSD) across all frequency rather than exponential or parabolic??

Additive white Gaussian noise (AWGN)is a basic noise model used in information theory to mimic the effect of many random processes that occur in nature. The modifiers denote specific characteristics:Additivebecause it is added to any noise that might be intrinsic to the information system.Whiterefers to the idea that it has uniform power across the frequency band for the information system. It is an analogy to the color white which has uniform emissions at all frequencies in the visible spectrum.Gaussianbecause it has a normal distribution in the time domain with an average time domain value of zero.The central limit theorem of probability theory indicates that the summation of many random processes will tend to have distribution called Gaussian or Normal.

The random nature of noise can distort signals and the integrity of electrical systems. Therefore, noise generators can help measure a system’s response to noise, using an AWGN channel

to introduce an average number of errors through the systemand analyze the performance of the system.It is a basic noise model that is used to show the effect of most random processes that occur in nature.The random nature of almost every wireless communication signal is attributed to this AWGN.

Noise is any signal that is undesirable to the users.

Now considering why it is called Additive White Gaussian Noise.

Why Additive?:This noise is additive in nature, meaning, it only gets added with the input signal,i.e,it always fits in a equation with additive terms like, y(t)=x(t)+n(t).Why white? :When we analyse the power spectrum of this particular noise signal, it extends to infinity with constant power across all frequencies, meaning all possible frequency components having uniform power, are always present.Why Gaussian?:On examining the Probability distribution of all these noise samples in time domain, it is found to have Gaussian or Normal distribution having zero mean and a particular variance.AWGN refers for Additive White Gaussian Noise.

It is random noise added by channel in communication system.

It is called Additive because it is added to input signal in any communication system.

It is white because this noise will have uniform power over all the frequencies

Its probability distribution is Gaussian with zero mean and some variance.

AWGNstands forAdditive White Gaussian Noise. It is a type of noise that is generally added to signals in order to model the effects of real-world communication systemsadditive” in AWGN refers to the fact that the noise is added to the original signal. The noise is not multiplied or otherwise combined with the signal in any way, it is simply added to it.white” refers to the fact that the noise has a flat power spectral density across all frequencies. This means that the noise has equal power at all frequencies within the band of interest.Gaussian” refers to the probability distribution of the noise. This means that the noise is determined by a bell-shaped curve, it means the majority of the noise lying close to the mean value and very little noise is far from the mean.AWGNstands forAdditive White Guassian Noise. As the name suggests it isAdditive :It says the noise generated is a additive i.e. it is only added not multiplied or convolved like, y(t)=x(t)+n(t).White :It says that we have a flat power spectrum i.e.the noise contains all the frequencies with uniform power.Guassian :It says that the probability distribution function of the noise is guassian in shape (bell shaped) with zero mean and some variance.The most important property of AWGN is its autocorrelation Autocorrelation of this AWGN Signal in time domain is zero for any non-zero shift.

This answer was edited.AWGN is the most basic model of a communication system it stands for “

AdditiveWhite Gaussian Noise“.The “additive” refers to adding the noise signal to the transmitted signal.

Y = x + nwhere

Y = received signal

x = transmitted signal

n = noise signal

The “white” refers to power spectral density as constant for all frequencies. it means the power distributed is the same for all frequencies. PSD is flat.

SN(w)=No/2for all freqWhere

No= noise power

SN(w)=power spectral density of white noise.

The “Gaussian” refers to a PDF of white noise and the Gaussian Noise is the same. It has a normal distribution in the time domain.

It is a type of random noise that is added to a signal in a communication system to simulate the effect of interference.

AWGN:Additive White Gaussian Noise is a random noise, used during simulation in communication system as it represents the practical noise signal in the environment.Additivein nature, it is added to the original signal. Y = X + AWGNWhitestands for the power is distributed uniformly for all king of frequencies.Gaussianin nature.Additive White Gaussian Noise (AWGN)is a channel which is additive due to adding the amount of noise to send signals cannot multiply, Gaussian because noise in this channel will be amount randomly in normal. Therefore, cannot determine the amount of noise. This channel is linear and time-invariant (LTI).AWGN channel adds white Gaussian noise to the signal when signal passes through it. This channel’s amplitude frequency response is flat and phase response is linear for all frequencies .The modulated signals pass through it without any amplitude loss and phase distortion. So in such case, fading does not exist but the only distortion that exists is introduced by the AWGN.

additive, i.e., the received signal equals the transmit signal plus some noise, where the noise is statisticaly independent of the signal.white, i.e, the power spectral density is flat, so the autocorrelation of the noise in time domain is zero for any non-zero time offset.noisesamples have a Gaussian distribution.AWGN:AWGN stands for Additive White Gaussian.used during simulation in communication system as it represents the practical noise signal in the environment.

ADDITIVE:The noise generated is additive in nature,The noise is not multiplied or otherwise combined with the signal in any way, it is simply added to it.

WHITE:The noise has a flat power spectral density across all frequencies. This means that the noise has equal power at all frequencies within the band of interest.

GAUSSIAN:The probability distribution is Gaussian with zero mean and some variance.

This is about AWGN.

AWGN stands for

“Additive White Gaussian Noise”.The properties of AWGN are the following:Additivity: This noise gets added up to the actual signal and the receiver receives the sum of actual signal with AWGN noise superimposed on it.Whiteness:The noise effects all the frequency components by the same amount. This can be analyzed by the Fourier transform of an impulse signal which is flat response in the frequency domain.Gaussianity:From Central limit theorem(CLT) and Law of large numbers(LLN), it is approximated that the distribution of sum of large independent and identically distributed(IID) random variables follows the Gaussian distribution.Some of the causes of AWGN noise:

These types of noises are best modelled as AWGN noise as a combined effect.

AWGN:Additive white Gaussian Noise.Why it’s called Additive?

This noise is additive in nature, meaning, it only gets added with the input signal, it always fits in an equation with additive terms like y(t)=x(t)+n(t), [where y(t) is the i/p signal corrupted with noise, n(t) is the AWGN, x(t) is the actual input signal] and not as an equation constituting product terms. This is why it’s popularly called additive noise.

Why White?

When we analyze the power spectrum of this particular noise signal, it extends to infinity with constant power across all frequencies, meaning all possible frequency components having uniform power, are always present. This is analogous to white light constituting all possible frequencies in the electromagnetic spectrum. Since the power spectrum is flat, it has been aptly named white noise.

Why Gaussian?

On examining the Probability distribution of all these noise samples in the time domain, it is found to have Gaussian or Normal distribution having zero mean and a particular variance.

AWGN is also considered to be a popular channel model. A channel that only adds AWGN to a transmitted signal and does nothing else is called the AWGN channel. The random nature of almost every wireless communication signal is attributed to this AWGN. And because of this, several estimation and detection techniques are usually employed at the receiver to retrieve the original input signal.

The most important property of AWGN is its autocorrelation and iid nature(meaning identical and independently distributed noise samples). Autocorrelation of this noise Signal in the time domain is zero for any non-zero shift!

AWGN stands for

Additive White Gaussian Noise.The communication model for AWGN channel is given as

where, x(t) is the transmitted signal

y(t) is the received signal

and n(t) is the white noise

This is one of the most popular models and practically applicable for digital communication systems.

Here, noise adds to the Tx signal at output. This is termed as

Additive Noise.White NoiseNoise typically has very low correlation across time and the signal is having high level of temporal correlation.

The autocorrelation of White noise is given as

The Power Spectral Density of White noise is given as

This means power spread uniformly over all frequencies (similar to white light).

Gaussian NoiseN(t) is Gaussian Noise Random process

N(t) is Gaussian Random Process, if statistics of all orders are jointly Gaussian. This means,

Consider k noise samples,

Joint distribution of Noise samples,

if this is Jointly Gaussian i.e. follow a multivariate Gaussian Densiy (for all t1,t2,…..tk), then termed as a Gaussian Random Process.

Noise + Gaussian Random Process = Gaussian Noise

AWGN channel mean noise i.e n(t) is Additive + White + Gaussian

This answer was edited.AWGN stands for Additive White Gaussian Noise.

Noise is additive in nature which implies additivity of noise to transmitted signal.

White refers to the idea that it has uniform power across the frequency band for the information system. It is an analogy to the color white which has uniform emissions at all frequencies in the visible spectrum.

Gaussian because it has a normal distribution in the time domain with an average time domain value of zero

Additive white Gaussian noise (AWGN) is a basic noise model used in information theory to mimic the effect of many random processes that occur in nature.

AWGN is a crucial factor to decide the performance of a communication system.

Meaning AWGN:

A: Additive

W: White

G: Gaussian

N: Noise

Noise:

Additive:

White:

Gaussian: