Monash University
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Information Theoretical Studies of Non-Gaussian Noise Channels and Markovian Constrained Relay Channels

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posted on 2019-05-28, 01:39 authored by Linyun Huang
Communications in non-Gaussian noise channel and communication network with memory are two important but difficult frontiers of information theory. In this thesis, I studied these two areas. In the first part of this thesis, the Gaussian mixture distribution is adopted to model the non-Gaussian noise behaviour, typically found in powerline communications, man-made electromagnetic interferences, and underwater communications. Here, the capacity of a Gaussian mixture noise channel and its capacity-achieving input distribution are investigated. In the second part, I studied the capacity of a Markovian constrained relay channel and the maxentropic state transition probabilities for relay transmitter are derived. The derived results have been verified via a number of simulations.


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Principal supervisor

Yi Hong

Additional supervisor 1

Shuiyin Liu

Year of Award


Department, School or Centre

Electrical and Computer Systems Engineering


Doctor of Philosophy

Degree Type



Faculty of Engineering