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Estimation of Gaussian Noise in Spectra by the Selective Polynomial Fit

Version 1 : Received: 2 August 2021 / Approved: 3 August 2021 / Online: 3 August 2021 (16:00:16 CEST)
Version 2 : Received: 5 August 2021 / Approved: 5 August 2021 / Online: 5 August 2021 (15:24:18 CEST)

How to cite: Charonov, S. Estimation of Gaussian Noise in Spectra by the Selective Polynomial Fit. Preprints 2021, 2021080098 Charonov, S. Estimation of Gaussian Noise in Spectra by the Selective Polynomial Fit. Preprints 2021, 2021080098

Abstract

This article describes an algorithm for estimation the variance of Gaussian noise. The data is smoothed using the Savitsky-Golay polynomial filter. Absolute differences between original and smoothed data are sorted in ascending order. The initial part of this sequence is selected for analysis. The result of calculation mean value of differences can be used to estimate the variance of the noise. By selecting points for analysis, the impact of cosmic ray noise and other artifacts can be reduced. The use of the proposed method for artificial and real spectra shows the ability to effectively estimate the noise variance. The algorithm contains no user-defined parameters.

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Keywords

Gaussian noise; variance estimation.

Subject

MATHEMATICS & COMPUTER SCIENCE, Algebra & Number Theory

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Received: 5 August 2021
Commenter: Serguei Charonov
Commenter's Conflict of Interests: Author
Comment: Due to my mistake, the order of the author's surname and first name is wrong.
Very small precision about parameters : "unless otherwise specified"
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