Optimal energy transfer in band-limited communication channels

Michele Elia, Giorgio Taricco, Emanuele Viterbo

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Maximization of the energy transfer ratio for timelimited signals over linear channels is considered. The case of linear channels with rational transfer function is addressed and a general procedure for the analytic solution of the maximization problem is outlined. The maximum energy transfer ratio over a fixed time interval is evaluated in some cases of interest. Two performance metrics-the energy transfer ratio and the energy intersymbol interference (ISI) ratio-are evaluated for optimal signals and compared to those of commonly used rectangular and sinusoidal pulses in order to determine the achievable gain.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2020-2029
Number of pages10
JournalIEEE Transactions on Information Theory
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 1999
Externally publishedYes


  • Band-limited channels
  • Energy transfer optimization
  • Multidimensional signals

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