Efficient Estimation of Parameters for Non-Gaussian Autoregressive Processes.
Rept. no. 3, Aug 84-Jul 86,
RHODE ISLAND UNIV KINGSTON DEPT OF ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING
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The problem of estimating the parameters of a non-Gaussian autoregressive process is addressed. Departure of the driving noise from Gaussianity is shown to have the potential of improving the accuracy of the estimation of the parameters. While the standard linear prediction techniques are computationally efficient, they show a substantial loss of efficiency when applied to non-Gaussian processes. A maximum likelihood estimator is proposed for more precise estimation of the parameters of these processes coupled with a realistic non-Gaussian model for the driving noise. The performance is compared to that of the linear prediction estimator and as expected the maximum likelihood estimator displays a marked improvement.
- Statistics and Probability