Journal of Fourier Analysis and Applications

, Volume 5, Issue 5, pp 465–494

Wavelets, generalized white noise and fractional integration: The synthesis of fractional Brownian motion


  • Yves Meyer
    • Département de MathématiquesEcole Normale Supérieure de Cachan
  • Fabrice Sellan
    • Matra Systèmes et Information
    • Laboratoire Analyse et Modeles Stochastiques
  • Murad S. Taqqu
    • Department of Mathematics and StatisticsBoston University

DOI: 10.1007/BF01261639

Cite this article as:
Meyer, Y., Sellan, F. & Taqqu, M.S. The Journal of Fourier Analysis and Applications (1999) 5: 465. doi:10.1007/BF01261639


We provide an almost sure convergent expansion of fractional Brownian motion in wavelets which decorrelates the high frequencies. Our approach generalizes Lévy's midpoint displacement technique which is used to generate Brownian motion. The low-frequency terms in the expansion involve an independent fractional Brownian motion evaluated at discrete times or, alternatively, partial sums of a stationary fractional ARIMA time series. The wavelets fill in the gaps and provide the necessary high frequency corrections. We also obtain a way of constructing an arbitrary number of non-Gaussian continuous time processes whose second order properties are the same as those of fractional Brownian motion.

Keywords and Phrases

Fractional ARIMAmidpoint displacement techniquefractional Gaussian noisefractional derivativegeneralized functionsself-similarity

Math Subject Classifications

Primary 60G18secondary 41A5860F15.

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