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Asymptotic normality of the sample mean and covariances of evanescent fields in noise


  • Kliger, Mark
  • Francos, Joseph M.


We consider the asymptotic properties of the sample mean and the sample covariance sequence of a field composed of the sum of a purely indeterministic and evanescent components. The asymptotic normality of the sample mean and sample covariances is established. A Bartlett-type formula for the asymptotic covariance matrix of the sample covariances of this field, is derived.

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  • Kliger, Mark & Francos, Joseph M., 2007. "Asymptotic normality of the sample mean and covariances of evanescent fields in noise," Journal of Multivariate Analysis, Elsevier, vol. 98(10), pages 1853-1875, November.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:jmvana:v:98:y:2007:i:10:p:1853-1875

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