[time-nuts] ADC sample voting algorithm?
bob at evoria.net
Wed Oct 5 20:05:05 EDT 2016
In that case, have you taken the time to look at the math of the sawtooth vs measured phase? If you like, you can send me 20 or 30 sequential data samples that contains what appears to be good as well as the bad to look at? And which receiver are you using for this?
GFS GPSDO list:
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Subject: Re: [time-nuts] ADC sample voting algorithm?
> On Oct 5, 2016, at 4:52 PM, Bob Stewart <bob at evoria.net> wrote:
> Hi Nick,
> Are you applying sawtooth correction to your phase measurement?
Yes, these are post-correction observations. I have some confidence that my corrections are scaled appropriately for the ADC values because of their stability “most” of the time (meanwhile, the uncorrected values are bouncing around inside a 12 ns corridor).
> If not, are you merely seeing a hanging bridge that dissolves into at a normal sort of tick-tock movement?
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> This is tangentially on topic, I suppose. It’s for my GPSDO.
> I notice periodically that the phase measurements seem “noisy.” You can see that over the course of several seconds the value doesn’t change, then it jumps a bunch and then comes right back.
> My theory at the moment is that sampling the ADC multiple times in a row might help, but then what’s the best way to (quickly) pick which sample to use?
> The mean would allow a bad sample undue influence.
> At the moment, I’ve coded taking 3 samples, averaging them and picking the sample that is closest to the mean. If I’m right, and two of the samples happen to be very close to each other and a third is an outlier, then that seems like it would eliminate it.
> I guess what I want is the mode, but with 3 samples, that’s going to be poorly defined (if at all).
> Anyone have any suggestions (besides a larger sample size)?
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