Matrix-based computation of the exact Cramer-Rao bound for the ARMA parameter estimation realized with relatively short data records

Kizilkaya A., Kayran A. H.

FREQUENZ, vol.58, no.11-12, pp.278-281, 2004 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 58 Issue: 11-12
  • Publication Date: 2004
  • Doi Number: 10.1515/freq.2004.58.11-12.278
  • Journal Name: FREQUENZ
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.278-281
  • Keywords: autoregressive moving-average model, Fisher information matrix, exact Cramer-Rao bound, parameter estimation, matrix representation, EXACT INFORMATION MATRIX, TIME-SERIES, MULTIPLICATION, ALGORITHM
  • Istanbul Technical University Affiliated: Yes


The paper presents a simple algorithm for the computation of exact Cramer-Rao bound (CRB) on unbiased estimates of the parameters of autoregressive moving-average (ARMA) processes. The proposed algorithm is based on the matrix representation of a causal ARMA process having uniformly sampled finite number of data points. The formulae derived for obtaining the exact Fisher information matrix (FIM), its inverse yields the CRIB, are an explicit function of the ARMA model parameters. It is noteworthy that the proposed algorithm has a simple formulation, and is more convenient for relatively short data records.