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Channels with block interference

McEliece, Robert J. and Stark, Wayne E. (1984) Channels with block interference. IEEE Transactions on Information Theory, 30 (1). pp. 44-53. ISSN 0018-9448. doi:10.1109/TIT.1984.1056848.

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A new class of channel models with memory is presented in order to study various kinds of interference phenomena. It is shown, among other things, that when all other parameters are held fixed, channel capacity C is an increasing function of the memory length, while the cutoff rate R0 generally is a decreasing function. Calculations with various explicit coding schemes indicate that C is better than R0 as a performance measure for these channel models. As a partial resolution of this C versus R0 paradox, the conjecture is offered that R0 is more properly a measure of coding delay rather than of coding complexity.

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Additional Information:© 1984 IEEE. Reprinted with permission. Manuscript received January 13, 1982; revised April 25, 1983. This work was supported in part by the Joint Services Electronics Program under Contract N00014-79-C-0424 and in part by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration under Contract NAS 7-100. This paper has benefited enormously from the extraordinarily thorough and patient work of the referees. We wish to thank them for saving us from making numerous embarassing blunders.
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Official Citation:R. McEliece and W. Stark, "Channels with block interference," in IEEE Transactions on Information Theory, vol. 30, no. 1, pp. 44-53, January 1984. doi: 10.1109/TIT.1984.1056848
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