Gerhard Kramer

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Extrinsic information transfer (EXIT) charts are a tool for predicting the convergence behavior of iterative processors for a variety of communication problems. A model is introduced that applies to decoding problems, including the iterative decoding of parallel concatenated (turbo) codes, serially concatenated codes, low-density parity-check (LDPC) codes,(More)
We consider the problem of source coding with receiver side information for the simple network proposed by R. Gray and A. Wyner in 1974. In this network, a transmitter must reliably transport the output of two correlated information sources to two receivers using three noiseless channels: a public channel which connects the transmitter to both receivers,(More)
A new outer bound on the capacity region of Gaussian interference channels is developed. The bound combines and improves existing genie-aided methods and is shown to give the sum-rate capacity for noisy interference as defined in this paper. Specifically, it is shown that if the channel coefficients and power constraints satisfy a simple condition then(More)
Two outer bounds on the capacity region of the two-user Gaussian interference channel (IFC) are derived. The idea of the first bound is to let a genie give each receiver just enough information to decode both messages. This bound unifies and improves the best known outer bounds of Sato and Carleial. Furthermore, the bound extends to discrete memoryless IFCs(More)
An achievable region for the -channel multiple description coding problem is presented. This region generalizes twochannel results of El Gamal and Cover and of Zhang and Berger. It further generalizes three-channel results of Gray and Wyner and of Zhang and Berger. A source that is successively refinable on chains is shown to be successively refinable on(More)
Capacity regions are established for several two-sender, two-receiver channels with partial transmitter cooperation. First, the capacity regions are determined for compound multiple-access channels (MACs) with common information and compound MACs with conferencing. Next, two interference channel models are considered: an interference channel with common(More)