The problem of estimating the spectra of a stochastic tempo-spatial field is of considerable interest, owing to their numerous applications in many fields. Indeed a wide selection of estimators are described in the literature, ranging from the classical to the advanced and sophisticated. In this paper we investigate the statistics of the straight-forward, classical, non-parametric spatial spectrum estimator. We show that if the field is temporally-ergodic, then the spatial spectrum estimator can be made consistent by employing appropriate temporal averaging. This result is particularly interesting in light of the well-known fact that the analogous, classical temporal spectrum estimator, is inherently inconsistent.
|Number of pages||4|
|State||Published - 1996|
|Event||Proceedings of the 1996 19th Convention of Electrical and Electronics Engineers in Israel - Jerusalem, Isr|
Duration: 5 Nov 1996 → 6 Nov 1996
|Conference||Proceedings of the 1996 19th Convention of Electrical and Electronics Engineers in Israel|
|Period||5/11/96 → 6/11/96|