EC451 Detection and Estimation Theory

Course Name: 

EC451 Detection and Estimation Theory


B.Tech (ECE)


Programme Specific Electives (PSE)

Credits (L-T-P): 

(3-0-0) 3


Preliminaries on probability and random processes. Hypothesis testing: Neyman-Pearson theorem, likelihood ratio test and generalized likelihood ratio test, uniformly most powerful test, multiple-decision problem, detection of deterministic and random signals in Gaussian noise, detection in nonGaussian noise, sequential detection. Parameter estimation: unbiasedness, consistency, Cramer-Rao bound, sufficient statistics, Rao-Blackwell theorem, best linear unbiased estimation, maximum likelihood estimation, method of moments. Bayesian estimation: MMSE and MAP  estimators, Levinson-Durbin and innovation algorithms, Wiener filter, Kalman filter. Applications in Wireless
Communication, Radar Systems, Speech, Image and Video processing and any other applicantion relevant to Engineering with emphasis on E&C.


H. V. Poor, An Introduction to Signal Detection and Estimation, Springer-Verlag, 2nd edition, 1994.
H. L. Van Trees, Detection, Estimation and Modulation Theory, Parts 1 and 2, John Wiley Inter- Science, 2002.
Steven Kay, Fundamentals of Statistical Signal Processing - Estimation Theory (Vol. 1), Prentice Hall, 1993.
Steven Kay, Fundamentals of Statistical Signal Processing - Detection Theory (Vol. 2), Prentice Hall, 1998.
M. D. Srinath, P. K. Rajasekaran and R. Vishwanathan, An Introduction to Statistical Signal Processing with Applications, Prentice-Hall, 1996.
Kailath,Sayed and Hassibi, Linear Estimation, Pearson, 2000.

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Dr. T. Laxminidhi,  Professor and Head, 
Department of E&C, NITK, Surathkal
P. O. Srinivasnagar,
Mangalore - 575 025 Karnataka, India.

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