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Gaussian fading is the worst fading

Koch, T and Lapidoth, A (2010) Gaussian fading is the worst fading. IEEE Transactions on Information Theory, 56. pp. 1158-1165. ISSN 0018-9448

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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. © 2006 IEEE.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Channel capacity Channels with memory Fading channels Flat fading High signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) Multiplexing Gain Noncoherent Time-selective
Subjects: UNSPECIFIED
Divisions: Div F > Signal Processing and Communications
Depositing User: Cron Job
Date Deposited: 07 Mar 2014 11:30
Last Modified: 28 Nov 2014 19:06
DOI: 10.1109/TIT.2009.2039036