Capacity of gaussian channels with noise uncertainty
AuthorDenic, S. Z.
Charalambous, Charalambos D.
Djouadi, S. M.
SourceCanadian Conference on Electrical and Computer Engineering
Canadian Conference on Electrical and Computer Engineering
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In this paper the problem of defining, and computing the capacity of a communication channel when the statistic of an additive noise is not fully known, is addressed. The communication channel is specified as a continuous time channel with the known transfer function, where the transmitted signal is constrained in power, and an additive Gaussian noise channel is assumed. The power spectral density of the noise although unknown belongs to a known set defined through the uncertainty of the filter the shapes the power spectral density of the noise. The channel capacity is defined as the max-min of mutual information rate between the transmitted, and received signals, where the infimum is taken over the set of all possible power spectral densities of the noise, and supremum is taken over all power spectral densities of transmitted signal with constrained power. It is shown that the so defined channel capacity is equal to the operational capacity that represents the supremum of all attainable rates over a given channel.