The Sphere Packing Bound for Memoryless Channels

Nakiboglu B.

PROBLEMS OF INFORMATION TRANSMISSION, vol.56, no.3, pp.201-244, 2020 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 56 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2020
  • Doi Number: 10.1134/s0032946020030011
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, Academic Search Premier, Applied Science & Technology Source, Compendex, Computer & Applied Sciences, INSPEC, zbMATH
  • Page Numbers: pp.201-244
  • Keywords: Augustin's method, sphere packing exponent, error exponent, reliability function, memoryless channels, Gaussian channels, Poisson channels, SIMPLE DERIVATION, ERROR, PROBABILITY, CAPACITY, REFINEMENT
  • Middle East Technical University Affiliated: Yes


Sphere packing bounds (SPBs)-with prefactors that are polynomial in the block length-are derived for codes on two families of memoryless channels using Augustin's method: (possibly nonstationary) memoryless channels with (possibly multiple) additive cost constraints and stationary memoryless channels with convex constraints on the composition (i.e., empirical distribution, type) of the input codewords. A variant of Gallager's bound is derived in order to show that these sphere packing bounds are tight in terms of the exponential decay rate of the error probability with the block length under mild hypotheses.