H. Vincent Poor, J. B. Thomas

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The problem of optimal quantization for detection is approached using signal selection techniques. Criteria are established for the optimal selection of quantizer parameters when Ali-Silvey distances are used as measures of goodness. Results are given for both binary and local (or small-signal) detection and, for the local case, this optimum is shown to be independent of the particular Ali-Silvey distance used. Examples are presented to illustrate these concepts in both the local and general cases.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Number of pages10
StatePublished - Jan 1 1976
EventProc Annu Allerton Conf Circuit Syst Theory 14th - Monticello, IL, USA
Duration: Sep 29 1976Oct 1 1976


OtherProc Annu Allerton Conf Circuit Syst Theory 14th
CityMonticello, IL, USA

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  • Engineering(all)

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    Poor, H. V., & Thomas, J. B. (1976). MAXIMUM-DISTANCE QUANTIZATION FOR DETECTION.. 925-934. Paper presented at Proc Annu Allerton Conf Circuit Syst Theory 14th, Monticello, IL, USA, .