A Finite-Sample Deviation Bound for Stable Autoregressive ProcessesDownload PDF

Jun 08, 2020L4DC 2020Readers: Everyone
  • Abstract: In this paper, we study non-asymptotic deviation bounds of the least squares estimator in Gaussian AR($n$) processes. By relying on martingale concentration inequalities and a tail-bound for $\chi^2$ distributed variables, we provide a concentration bound for the sample covariance matrix of the process output. With this, we present a problem-dependent finite-time bound on the deviation probability of any fixed linear combination of the estimated parameters of the AR$(n)$ process. We discuss extensions and limitations of our approach.
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