Unequal Error Protection: An Information-Theoretic Perspective


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Borade S., NAKİBOĞLU B. , Zheng L.

IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON INFORMATION THEORY, cilt.55, ss.5511-5539, 2009 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 55 Konu: 12
  • Basım Tarihi: 2009
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1109/tit.2009.2032819
  • Dergi Adı: IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON INFORMATION THEORY
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.5511-5539

Özet

An information-theoretic framework for unequal error protection is developed in terms of the exponential error bounds. The fundamental difference between the bit-wise and message-wise unequal error protection (UEP) is demonstrated, for fixed-length block codes on discrete memoryless channels (DMCs) without feedback. Effect of feedback is investigated via variable-length block codes. It is shown that, feedback results in a significant improvement in both bit-wise and message-wise UEPs (except the single message case for missed detection). The distinction between false-alarm and missed-detection formalizations for message-wise UEP is also considered. All results presented are at rates close to capacity.