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Peacock and the three anonymous reviewers of an earlier version of this paper for their advice and comments; and to the interviewees and survey respondents who so kindly gave their time to make this research possible. 2 Are flood victims more concerned about climate change than other people? The role of direct experience in risk perception and behavioural(More)
This paper presents an asymptotic analysis of multisignature code-division multiple access (CDMA) in the presence of frequency-selective channels. We characterize the sum spectral efficiency and spectral efficiency regions for both the optimal and linear minimum mean-squared error (MMSE) multiuser receivers. Both independent and identically distributed(More)
This paper uses an incremental matrix expansion approach to derive asymptotic eigenvalue distributions (a.e.d.s) of sums and products of large random matrices. We show that the result can be derived directly as a consequence of two common assumptions, and matches the results obtained from using - and -transforms in free probability theory. We also give a(More)
—This paper considers a multicarrier (MC) code-division multiple-access system where each user employs multiple signatures. The receiver is linear and minimizes the mean square error of the data estimate. Both multiple-user and single-user systems are considered, as well as single and multiple signatures per user. In each case, an asymptotic analysis is(More)
We present a unified large-system analysis of linear receivers for a class of random matrix channels. The technique unifies the analysis of both the minimum-mean-squared-error (MMSE) receiver and the adaptive least-squares (ALS) receiver, and also uses a common approach for both random independent, identically distributed (i.i.d.) and random orthogonal(More)
—This paper considers properties of the extrinsic information transfer (EXIT) functions of turbo equalized intersymbol interference channels and finite-impulse response precoders. An analytic expression is derived for the maximum value of the EXIT function of the equalizer. Using this parameter, a design strategy is proposed for allocating redundancy(More)
Different front-of-pack (FOP) labelling systems have been developed in Europe by industry and organisations concerned with health promotion. A study (n 2068) was performed to establish the extent to which inclusion of the most prevalent FOP systems--guideline daily amounts (GDA), traffic lights (TL), GDA+TL hybrid (HYB) and health logos (HL)--impact(More)
This paper uses the mutual information (MI) transfer metric to characterize the behavior of an adaptive turbo equalization scheme. We consider recursive systematic convolutional coding at the input to a multipath fast-fading channel. The equalizer is a recent adaptive, near-optimal APP algorithm that incorporates MMSE channel estimation. We develop design(More)