International Journal of Stochastic Analysis

International Journal of Stochastic Analysis / 2002 / Article

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Volume 15 |Article ID 207018 | 21 pages |

Free area estimation in a partially observed dynamic germ-grain model

Received01 Apr 2001
Revised01 Mar 2002


The estimation problem of the expected local fraction of free area function S for a partially observed dynamic germ-grain model is presented. Properties of the estimators are proved by martingale and product integral methods. Confidence bounds are provided. Furthermore, an estimator of the hazard rate α(t)=dS(t)/(S(t)dt) is obtained by the kernel function method and asymptotic properties of the estimator are proved and used to find confidence intervals. By a simulated illustrative example, the qualitative behavior of the estimators is shown.

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