## 2014 |

## Inproceedings |

Koch, Tobias On the Dither-Quantized Gaussian Channel at Low SNR Inproceedings 2014 IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory, pp. 186–190, IEEE, Honolulu, 2014, ISBN: 978-1-4799-5186-4. Abstract | Links | BibTeX | Tags: Additive noise, channel capacity, dither quantized Gaussian channel, Entropy, Gaussian channels, low signal-to-noise-ratio, low-SNR asymptotic capacity, peak power constraint, peak-and-average-power-limited Gaussian channel, Quantization (signal), Signal to noise ratio @inproceedings{Koch2014, title = {On the Dither-Quantized Gaussian Channel at Low SNR}, author = {Koch, Tobias}, url = {http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/articleDetails.jsp?arnumber=6874820}, isbn = {978-1-4799-5186-4}, year = {2014}, date = {2014-01-01}, booktitle = {2014 IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory}, pages = {186--190}, publisher = {IEEE}, address = {Honolulu}, abstract = {We study the capacity of the peak-and-average-power-limited Gaussian channel when its output is quantized using a dithered, infinite-level, uniform quantizer of step size $Delta$. We focus on the low signal-to-noise-ratio (SNR) regime, where communication at low spectral efficiencies takes place. We show that, when the peak-power constraint is absent, the low-SNR asymptotic capacity is equal to that of the unquantized channel irrespective of $Delta$. We further derive an expression for the low-SNR asymptotic capacity for finite peak-to-average-power ratios and evaluate it in the low- and high-resolution limit. We demonstrate that, in this case, the low-SNR asymptotic capacity converges to that of the unquantized channel when $Delta$ tends to zero, and it tends to zero when $Delta$ tends to infinity.}, keywords = {Additive noise, channel capacity, dither quantized Gaussian channel, Entropy, Gaussian channels, low signal-to-noise-ratio, low-SNR asymptotic capacity, peak power constraint, peak-and-average-power-limited Gaussian channel, Quantization (signal), Signal to noise ratio}, pubstate = {published}, tppubtype = {inproceedings} } We study the capacity of the peak-and-average-power-limited Gaussian channel when its output is quantized using a dithered, infinite-level, uniform quantizer of step size $Delta$. We focus on the low signal-to-noise-ratio (SNR) regime, where communication at low spectral efficiencies takes place. We show that, when the peak-power constraint is absent, the low-SNR asymptotic capacity is equal to that of the unquantized channel irrespective of $Delta$. We further derive an expression for the low-SNR asymptotic capacity for finite peak-to-average-power ratios and evaluate it in the low- and high-resolution limit. We demonstrate that, in this case, the low-SNR asymptotic capacity converges to that of the unquantized channel when $Delta$ tends to zero, and it tends to zero when $Delta$ tends to infinity. |

## 2010 |

## Journal Articles |

Koch, Tobias ; Lapidoth, Amos Gaussian Fading Is the Worst Fading Journal Article IEEE Transactions on Information Theory, 56 (3), pp. 1158–1165, 2010, ISSN: 0018-9448. Abstract | Links | BibTeX | Tags: Additive noise, channel capacity, channels with memory, Distribution functions, ergodic fading processes, Fading, fading channels, flat fading, flat-fading channel capacity, Gaussian channels, Gaussian fading, Gaussian processes, H infinity control, high signal-to-noise ratio (SNR), Information technology, information theory, multiple-input single-output fading channels, multiplexing gain, noncoherent, noncoherent channel capacity, peak-power limited channel capacity, Signal to noise ratio, signal-to-noise ratio, single-antenna channel capacity, spectral distribution function, time-selective, Transmitters @article{Koch2010a, title = {Gaussian Fading Is the Worst Fading}, author = {Koch, Tobias and Lapidoth, Amos}, url = {http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/lpdocs/epic03/wrapper.htm?arnumber=5429105}, issn = {0018-9448}, year = {2010}, date = {2010-01-01}, journal = {IEEE Transactions on Information Theory}, volume = {56}, number = {3}, pages = {1158--1165}, abstract = {The capacity of peak-power limited, single-antenna, noncoherent, flat-fading channels with memory is considered. The emphasis is on the capacity pre-log, i.e., on the limiting ratio of channel capacity to the logarithm of the signal-to-noise ratio (SNR), as the SNR tends to infinity. It is shown that, among all stationary and ergodic fading processes of a given spectral distribution function and whose law has no mass point at zero, the Gaussian process gives rise to the smallest pre-log. The assumption that the law of the fading process has no mass point at zero is essential in the sense that there exist stationary and ergodic fading processes whose law has a mass point at zero and that give rise to a smaller pre-log than the Gaussian process of equal spectral distribution function. An extension of these results to multiple-input single-output (MISO) fading channels with memory is also presented.}, keywords = {Additive noise, channel capacity, channels with memory, Distribution functions, ergodic fading processes, Fading, fading channels, flat fading, flat-fading channel capacity, Gaussian channels, Gaussian fading, Gaussian processes, H infinity control, high signal-to-noise ratio (SNR), Information technology, information theory, multiple-input single-output fading channels, multiplexing gain, noncoherent, noncoherent channel capacity, peak-power limited channel capacity, Signal to noise ratio, signal-to-noise ratio, single-antenna channel capacity, spectral distribution function, time-selective, Transmitters}, pubstate = {published}, tppubtype = {article} } The capacity of peak-power limited, single-antenna, noncoherent, flat-fading channels with memory is considered. The emphasis is on the capacity pre-log, i.e., on the limiting ratio of channel capacity to the logarithm of the signal-to-noise ratio (SNR), as the SNR tends to infinity. It is shown that, among all stationary and ergodic fading processes of a given spectral distribution function and whose law has no mass point at zero, the Gaussian process gives rise to the smallest pre-log. The assumption that the law of the fading process has no mass point at zero is essential in the sense that there exist stationary and ergodic fading processes whose law has a mass point at zero and that give rise to a smaller pre-log than the Gaussian process of equal spectral distribution function. An extension of these results to multiple-input single-output (MISO) fading channels with memory is also presented. |

## 2009 |

## Inproceedings |

Martino, Luca ; Miguez, Joaquin A Novel Rejection Sampling Scheme for Posterior Probability Distributions Inproceedings 2009 IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing, pp. 2921–2924, IEEE, Taipei, 2009, ISSN: 1520-6149. Abstract | Links | BibTeX | Tags: Additive noise, arbitrary target probability distributions, Bayes methods, Bayesian methods, Monte Carlo integration, Monte Carlo methods, Monte Carlo techniques, Overbounding, posterior probability distributions, Probability density function, Probability distribution, Proposals, Rejection sampling, rejection sampling scheme, Sampling methods, Signal processing algorithms, signal sampling, Upper bound @inproceedings{Martino2009, title = {A Novel Rejection Sampling Scheme for Posterior Probability Distributions}, author = {Martino, Luca and Miguez, Joaquin}, url = {http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/lpdocs/epic03/wrapper.htm?arnumber=4960235}, issn = {1520-6149}, year = {2009}, date = {2009-01-01}, booktitle = {2009 IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing}, pages = {2921--2924}, publisher = {IEEE}, address = {Taipei}, abstract = {Rejection sampling (RS) is a well-known method to draw from arbitrary target probability distributions, which has important applications by itself or as a building block for more sophisticated Monte Carlo techniques. The main limitation to the use of RS is the need to find an adequate upper bound for the ratio of the target probability density function (pdf) over the proposal pdf from which the samples are generated. There are no general methods to analytically find this bound, except in the particular case in which the target pdf is log-concave. In this paper we adopt a Bayesian view of the problem and propose a general RS scheme to draw from the posterior pdf of a signal of interest using its prior density as a proposal function. The method enables the analytical calculation of the bound and can be applied to a large class of target densities. We illustrate its use with a simple numerical example.}, keywords = {Additive noise, arbitrary target probability distributions, Bayes methods, Bayesian methods, Monte Carlo integration, Monte Carlo methods, Monte Carlo techniques, Overbounding, posterior probability distributions, Probability density function, Probability distribution, Proposals, Rejection sampling, rejection sampling scheme, Sampling methods, Signal processing algorithms, signal sampling, Upper bound}, pubstate = {published}, tppubtype = {inproceedings} } Rejection sampling (RS) is a well-known method to draw from arbitrary target probability distributions, which has important applications by itself or as a building block for more sophisticated Monte Carlo techniques. The main limitation to the use of RS is the need to find an adequate upper bound for the ratio of the target probability density function (pdf) over the proposal pdf from which the samples are generated. There are no general methods to analytically find this bound, except in the particular case in which the target pdf is log-concave. In this paper we adopt a Bayesian view of the problem and propose a general RS scheme to draw from the posterior pdf of a signal of interest using its prior density as a proposal function. The method enables the analytical calculation of the bound and can be applied to a large class of target densities. We illustrate its use with a simple numerical example. |

Djuric, Petar M; Bugallo, Monica F; Closas, Pau ; Miguez, Joaquin Measuring the Robustness of Sequential Methods Inproceedings 2009 IEEE 13th Digital Signal Processing Workshop and 5th IEEE Signal Processing Education Workshop, pp. 29–32, IEEE, Aruba, Dutch Antilles, 2009, ISBN: 978-1-4244-5179-1. Abstract | Links | BibTeX | Tags: Additive noise, cumulative distribution functions, data processing method, extended Kalman filtering, Extraterrestrial measurements, Filtering, Gaussian distribution, Gaussian noise, Kalman filters, Kolmogorov-Smirnov distance, Least squares approximation, Noise robustness, nonlinear filters, robustness, sequential methods, statistical distributions, telecommunication computing @inproceedings{Djuric2009a, title = {Measuring the Robustness of Sequential Methods}, author = {Djuric, Petar M. and Bugallo, Monica F. and Closas, Pau and Miguez, Joaquin}, url = {http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/lpdocs/epic03/wrapper.htm?arnumber=5413275}, isbn = {978-1-4244-5179-1}, year = {2009}, date = {2009-01-01}, booktitle = {2009 IEEE 13th Digital Signal Processing Workshop and 5th IEEE Signal Processing Education Workshop}, pages = {29--32}, publisher = {IEEE}, address = {Aruba, Dutch Antilles}, abstract = {Whenever we apply methods for processing data, we make a number of model assumptions. In reality, these assumptions are not always correct. Robust methods can withstand model inaccuracies, that is, despite some incorrect assumptions they can still produce good results. We often want to know how robust employed methods are. To that end we need to have a yardstick for measuring robustness. In this paper, we propose an approach for constructing such metrics for sequential methods. These metrics are derived from the Kolmogorov-Smirnov distance between the cumulative distribution functions of the actual observations and the ones based on the assumed model. The use of the proposed metrics is demonstrated with simulation examples.}, keywords = {Additive noise, cumulative distribution functions, data processing method, extended Kalman filtering, Extraterrestrial measurements, Filtering, Gaussian distribution, Gaussian noise, Kalman filters, Kolmogorov-Smirnov distance, Least squares approximation, Noise robustness, nonlinear filters, robustness, sequential methods, statistical distributions, telecommunication computing}, pubstate = {published}, tppubtype = {inproceedings} } Whenever we apply methods for processing data, we make a number of model assumptions. In reality, these assumptions are not always correct. Robust methods can withstand model inaccuracies, that is, despite some incorrect assumptions they can still produce good results. We often want to know how robust employed methods are. To that end we need to have a yardstick for measuring robustness. In this paper, we propose an approach for constructing such metrics for sequential methods. These metrics are derived from the Kolmogorov-Smirnov distance between the cumulative distribution functions of the actual observations and the ones based on the assumed model. The use of the proposed metrics is demonstrated with simulation examples. |