Accession Number : AD0723305

Title :   Investigation of Problems in the Communication of Analog Data.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 1 Oct 68-31 Jan 71,

Corporate Author : SIGNATRON INC LEXINGTON MASS

Personal Author(s) : Gish,Herbert

Report Date : NOV 1969

Pagination or Media Count : 84

Abstract : The report investigates certain basic problems in the transmission of analog data. These problems deal with the ability to transmit data with prescribed accuracy over communication channels. Part of the research presented in this report treats rate distortion theory and part deals with more specialized performance bounds and also with specific methods of communication and source encoding techniques. The results on rate distortion theory will enable one to calculate bounds on information rates in situations where the theory was hitherto inapplicable. These areas include those situations where certain parts of the frequency spectrum of the transmission error are more important than others. In addition the situation where transmission errors are required to be bounded is also treated. It is also shown how rate distortion theory could be applied to problems of nonlinear estimation. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*INFORMATION THEORY, ANALOG SYSTEMS), DATA TRANSMISSION SYSTEMS, STATISTICAL ANALYSIS, DECISION THEORY, NONLINEAR SYSTEMS, CODING, DISTORTION

Subject Categories : Cybernetics
      Non-radio Communications

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE