By Topic

The statistical analysis of space-time point processes

Sign In

Cookies must be enabled to login.After enabling cookies , please use refresh or reload or ctrl+f5 on the browser for the login options.

Formats Non-Member Member
$33 $13
Learn how you can qualify for the best price for this item!
Become an IEEE Member or Subscribe to
IEEE Xplore for exclusive pricing!
close button

puzzle piece

IEEE membership options for an individual and IEEE Xplore subscriptions for an organization offer the most affordable access to essential journal articles, conference papers, standards, eBooks, and eLearning courses.

Learn more about:

IEEE membership

IEEE Xplore subscriptions

2 Author(s)

A space-time point process is a stochastic process having as realizations points with random coordinates in both space and time. We define a general class of space-time point processes which we term {em analytic}. These are point processes that have only finite numbers of points in finite time intervals, absolutely continuous joint-occurrence distributions, and for which points do not occur with certainty in finite time intervals. Analytic point processes possess an intensity determined by the past of the point process. As a class, analytic point processes remain closed under randomization by a parameter. The problem we consider is that of estimating a random parameter of an observed space-time point process. This parameter may be drawn from a function space and can, therefore, model a random variable, random process, or random field that influences the space-time point process. Feedback interactions between the point process and the randomizing parameter are included. The conditional probability measure of the parameter given the observed space-time point process is a sufficient statistic for forming estimates satisfying a wide variety of performance criteria. A general representation for this conditional measure is developed, and applications to filtering, smoothing, prediction, and hypothesis testing are given.

Published in:

IEEE Transactions on Information Theory  (Volume:22 ,  Issue: 3 )