Fundamentals of Stochastic Signals, Systems and Estimation Theory

The main theme of this book deals with fundamental concepts underlying stochastic signal or linear stochastic systems, their modelling and analysis as well as model-based signal processing. Two popular stochastic models, the polynomial (or transfer function) model and the state space model are employed in schemes that lead to the estimation of unknown system parameters or states. The book is written for undergraduate and graduate students as well as practising engineers, specializing the the areas of electrical communications, signal processing and automatic control. Many examples illustrate the concepts of this book and the reader learns how to write software implementations of estimators on computers.