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Trace-orthogonality is an important property of linear space-time encoders that has emerged relatively recently. In this work we carry out the theoretical performance analysis of a low complexity decoder for trace-orthogonal space-time codes based on the linear MMSE estimator. We derive the diversity order of such a decoder in the case of MIMO systems(More)
In this paper we prove that trace-orthogonal space-time coding provides a necessary and sufficient condition for information loss-less coding in a multiple access system, where each user encodes its own symbols independently of the other users. Then, we show that the sub-optimal MMSE decoder can be implemented very simply as a set of scalar decoders and we(More)
— In this paper the state estimation problem for linear discrete-time systems with non-Gaussian state and output noises is treated. In order to obtain a state optimal quadratic estimate with a lower computational effort and without loosing the stability, only the observable part of the second-order power system will be considered. The novelty of the(More)
Achieving consensus on common global parameters through totally decentralized algorithms is a topic that has attracted considerable attention in the last few years, in view of its potential application in sensor networks. Several algorithms, along with their convergence properties, have been studied in the literature, among which the most popular are the(More)
ECG signals are corrupted by various kinds of noise and artifacts that may negatively affect any subsequent analysis. In particular, narrowband artifacts include power-line interference and harmonic artifacts. Customarily, noise reduction and artifact rejection are tackled as two distinct problems. In this paper, we propose a joint approach to de-noising(More)
—In this paper, we develop solutions for the loading of digital subscriber loop (DSL) multicarrier (MC) systems that present constraints both on overall available energy and maximum energy per carrier. In the emerging G.DMT-based systems planned for high-throughput multimedia applications, the constraint on the peak-energy arises from spectral compatibility(More)
OBJECTIVES To compare the clinical characteristics and the long-term outcome of a large series of patients with blepharospasm (BS) treated with the two most used brands of BoNT-A over the last 15 years. METHODS We have reviewed the clinical charts of 128 patients with BS who received botulinum neurotoxin (BoNT) in 1341 treatments (Botox in 1009, Dysport(More)
OBJECTIVE To describe the phenotype of levodopa-induced "on" freezing of gait (FOG) in Parkinson disease (PD). METHODS We present a diagnostic approach to separate "on" FOG (deterioration during the "on state") from other FOG forms. Four patients with PD with suspected "on" FOG were examined in the "off state" (>12 hours after last medication intake), "on(More)
—In this short contribution, quickly computable upper and lower bounds are presented on the symmetric capacity of flat-faded Rice and Nakagami channels with side information (SI) for data-transmissions via finite-size quadrature amplitude modulation (QAM) constellations. The proposed bounds exhibit the appealing feature to be tight and asymptotically exact(More)