TY - JOUR

T1 - Capacity-achieving input distributions of additive quadrature Gaussian mixture noise channels

AU - Vu, Hung V.

AU - Tran, Nghi H.

AU - Gursoy, Mustafa Cenk

AU - Le-Ngoc, Tho

AU - Hariharan, S. I.

N1 - Publisher Copyright:
© 2015 IEEE.

PY - 2015

Y1 - 2015

N2 - This paper studies the characterization of the optimal input and the computation of the capacity of additive quadrature Gaussian mixture (GM) noise channels under an average power constraint. The considered model can be used to represent a wide variety of channels with impulsive interference, such as the well-known Bernoulli-Gaussian and Middleton class-A impulsive noise channels, as well as multiple-access interference channels and cognitive radio channels under imperfect sensing. At first, we demonstrate that there exists a unique input distribution that achieves the channel capacity, and the capacity-achieving input distribution has a uniformly distributed phase. By examining the Kuhn-Tucker alignment conditions (KTCs), we further show that, if the optimal input amplitude distribution contains an infinite number of mass points on a bounded interval, the channel output must be Gaussian-distributed. However, by using Bernstein's theorem to examine the completely monotonic condition, it is shown that the assumption of a Gaussian-distributed output is not valid. As a result, there are always a finite number of mass points on any bounded interval in the optimal amplitude distribution. In addition, by applying a novel bounding technique on the KTC and using the envelop theorem, we demonstrate that the optimal amplitude distribution cannot have an infinite number of mass points. This gives us the unique solution of the optimal input having discrete amplitude with a finite number of mass points. Given this discrete nature of the optimal input, we then develop a simple method to compute the discrete optimal input and the corresponding capacity. Our numerical examples show that, in many cases, the capacity-achieving distribution consists of only one or two mass points.

AB - This paper studies the characterization of the optimal input and the computation of the capacity of additive quadrature Gaussian mixture (GM) noise channels under an average power constraint. The considered model can be used to represent a wide variety of channels with impulsive interference, such as the well-known Bernoulli-Gaussian and Middleton class-A impulsive noise channels, as well as multiple-access interference channels and cognitive radio channels under imperfect sensing. At first, we demonstrate that there exists a unique input distribution that achieves the channel capacity, and the capacity-achieving input distribution has a uniformly distributed phase. By examining the Kuhn-Tucker alignment conditions (KTCs), we further show that, if the optimal input amplitude distribution contains an infinite number of mass points on a bounded interval, the channel output must be Gaussian-distributed. However, by using Bernstein's theorem to examine the completely monotonic condition, it is shown that the assumption of a Gaussian-distributed output is not valid. As a result, there are always a finite number of mass points on any bounded interval in the optimal amplitude distribution. In addition, by applying a novel bounding technique on the KTC and using the envelop theorem, we demonstrate that the optimal amplitude distribution cannot have an infinite number of mass points. This gives us the unique solution of the optimal input having discrete amplitude with a finite number of mass points. Given this discrete nature of the optimal input, we then develop a simple method to compute the discrete optimal input and the corresponding capacity. Our numerical examples show that, in many cases, the capacity-achieving distribution consists of only one or two mass points.

KW - Capacity-achieving distribution

KW - Discrete input

KW - Impulsive interference

KW - Shannon capacity

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U2 - 10.1109/TCOMM.2015.2451096

DO - 10.1109/TCOMM.2015.2451096

M3 - Article

AN - SCOPUS:84957989741

SN - 0090-6778

VL - 63

SP - 3607

EP - 3620

JO - IEEE Transactions on Communications

JF - IEEE Transactions on Communications

IS - 10

M1 - 7150549

ER -