New capacity-achieving encoding schemes for degraded binary broadcast channels

Uttam Bhat, Dario Fertonani, Tolga M. Duman

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We study two-receiver degraded binary broadcast channels (DBBCs), focusing on the capacity region and the encoding schemes that achieve its boundary. First, we derive the conditions for a general binary broadcast channel to be degraded, and show that only a very limited subset of the possible degraded configurations have been investigated in the previous literature. Then, we show how to design a capacity-achieving encoding scheme for a general DBBC, and give a detailed specific example. The designed scheme turns out to be very general and to include, as special cases, the encoding schemes that achieve the capacity boundary of the DBBCs previously studied in the literature.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2010 IEEE Global Telecommunications Conference, GLOBECOM 2010
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (Print)9781424456383
StatePublished - 2010
Event53rd IEEE Global Communications Conference, GLOBECOM 2010 - Miami, FL, United States
Duration: Dec 6 2010Dec 10 2010

Publication series

NameGLOBECOM - IEEE Global Telecommunications Conference


Other53rd IEEE Global Communications Conference, GLOBECOM 2010
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityMiami, FL

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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