Hermite polynomials expansions for discrete-time nonlinear filtering

G. Celant & G. B: Di Masi
A finite-dimensional approximation to general discrete-time non linear filtering problems is provided. It consists in a direct approximation to the recursive Bayes formula, based on a Hermite polynomials expansion of the transition density of the signal process. Tha approximation is in the sense of convergence, in a suitable weighted norm, to the conditional density of a signal process given the observations. The choise of the norm is in turn made so as to guarantee also...