Information Theory: Two Theories in One

Anatolij Płatonow


The goal of the paper is a discussion of benefits and fields of application of the optimal analog feedback communication systems (AFCS) and comparison of the approaches to their and digital communication systems (DCS) optimization. There is shown a deep difference between the mathematical tools used for the analysis and optimization of AFCS and DCS which permits to consider the approaches to their optimization as independent directions of research in information theory. The main reason of differences is qualitative difference of the sources of signals transmitted by the systems. Both analog and digital systems solve similar task but in completely different way. The results of analysis show that digital CS are irreplaceable for digital signals transmission. However, in all cases, where optimal AFCS can be applied, they transmit analog signals with the greater power-bandwidth efficiency than DCS designed for the same applications. The paper is based on previous author’s research and researches in AFCS theory carried out in the 1950-1960s.
Author Anatolij Płatonow (FEIT / PE)
Anatolij Płatonow,,
- The Institute of Electronic Systems
Book Romaniuk Ryszard (eds.): Photonics Applications in Astronomy, Communications, Industry, and High-Energy Physics Experiments 2013, vol. 8903, 2013, SPIE P.O. Box 10, Bellingham, Washington 98227-0010 USA , SPIE, ISBN 9780819497857, [ISSN 0277-786X ], 410 p., DOI:10.1117/12.2049644
Keywords in Englishanalog transmission, adaptive modulation, feedback, optimality, information limits
Languageen angielski
Score (nominal)15
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ScoreMinisterial score = 10.0, 29-08-2020, BookChapterMatConfByIndicator
Ministerial score (2013-2016) = 15.0, 29-08-2020, BookChapterMatConfByIndicator
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