Conditions for local convergence of maximum likelihood estimation for armax models Conference Paper uri icon


  • © 2003 International Federation of Automatic Control. This paper analyzes the conditions for local convergence of Maximun Likelihood estimation for ARMAX models. We do this by examining the region in which the steepest descent direction leads to a reduction in the Euclidean norm of the parameter error. Inter-alia this gives new insights into the question of existence of local maxima of the likelihood function for various commonly used model structures.

author list (cited authors)

  • Goodwin, G. C., Agüero, J. C., & Skelton, R. E.

citation count

  • 7

publication date

  • September 2003