The estimation of the mean density of random closed sets in Rd with integer Hausdorff dimension n < d is a problem of interest from both a theoretical and an applicative point of view. In literature different kinds of estimators are available, mostly for the homogeneous case. Recently the non-homogeneous case has been faced by the authors; more precisely, two different kinds of estimators, asymptotically unbiased and weakly consistent, have been proposed: in Camerlenghi et al. (J Multivar Anal 125:65–88, 2014) a kernel-type estimator generalizing the well-known kernel density estimator for random variables, and in Villa (Stoch Anal Appl 28:480–504, 2010) an estimator based on the notion of Minkowski content of a set. The study of the optimal bandwidth of the “Minkowski content”-based estimator has been left as an open problem in Villa (Stoch Anal Appl 28:480–504, 2010, Sect. 6) and in Villa (Bernoulli 20:1–27, 2014, Remark 14), and only partially solved in Camerlenghi et al. (J Multivar Anal 125:65–88, 2014, Sect. 4), where a formula is available in the particular case of homogeneous Boolean models. We give here a solution of such an open problem, by providing explicit formulas for the optimal bandwidth for quite general random closed sets (i.e., not necessarily Boolean models or homogeneous germ-grain models). We also discuss a series of relevant examples and corresponding numerical experiments to validate our theoretical results.
|Titolo:||Optimal bandwidth of the “Minkowski Content”- Based estimator of the mean Density of random closed sets : Theoretical results and numerical experiments|
|Parole Chiave:||Density estimator; Random closed set; Stochastic geometry; Hausdorff dimension; Minkowski content|
|Settore Scientifico Disciplinare:||Settore MAT/06 - Probabilita' e Statistica Matematica|
|Data di pubblicazione:||nov-2015|
|Data ahead of print / Data di stampa:||mar-2015|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||10.1007/s10851-015-0576-x|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01 - Articolo su periodico|