By Topic

The modified Cramer-Rao bound in vector parameter estimation

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
$31 $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

3 Author(s)
Gini, F. ; Dept. of Inf. Eng., Pisa Univ., Italy ; Reggiannini, R. ; Mengali, U.

In this paper we extend the scalar modified Cramer-Rao bound (MCRB) to the estimation of a vector of nonrandom parameters in the presence of nuisance parameters. The resulting bound is denoted with the acronym MCRVB, where “V” stands for “vector”. As with the scalar bound, the MCRVB is generally looser than the conventional CRVB, but the two bounds are shown to coincide in some situations of practical interest. The MCRVB is applied to the joint estimation of carrier frequency, phase, and symbol epoch of a linearly modulated waveform corrupted by correlated impulsive noise (encompassing white Gaussian noise as a particular case), wherein data symbols and noise power are regarded as nuisance parameters. In this situation, calculation of the conventional CRVB is infeasible, while application of the MCRVB leads to simple useful expressions with moderate analytical effort. When specialized to the case of white Gaussian noise, the MCRVB yields results already available in the literature in fragmentary form and simplified contexts

Published in:

Communications, IEEE Transactions on  (Volume:46 ,  Issue: 1 )