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Type: Conference paper
Title: Maximising information transfer through nonlinear noisy devices
Author: McDonnell, M.
Stocks, N.
Pearce, C.
Abbott, D.
Citation: Biomedical applications of micro- and nanotechnology : 16-18 December 2002, Melbourne, Australia / Dan V. Nicolau, Abraham P. Lee (eds.), pp. 254-263
Publisher: SPIE
Publisher Place: CDROM
Issue Date: 2002
Series/Report no.: Proceedings of SPIE--the International Society for Optical Engineering ; 4937.
ISBN: 0-8194-4732-3
ISSN: 0277-786X
Conference Name: International Symposium on Smart Materials, Nano- and Micro-Smart Systems (2002 : Melbourne, Australia)
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Mark D. McDonnell, Nigel G. Stocks, Charles E. M. Pearce, and Derek Abbott
Abstract: Consider an array of parallel comparators (threshold devices) receiving the same input signal, but subject to independent noise, where the output from each device is summed to give an overall output. Such an array is a good model of a number of nonlinear systems including flash analogue to digital converters, sonar arrays and parallel neurons. Recently, this system was analysed by Stocks in terms of information theory, who showed that under certain conditions the transmitted information through the array is maximised for non-zero noise. This phenomenon was termed Suprathreshold Stochastic Resonance (SSR). In this paper we give further results related to the maximisation of the transmitted information in this system.
Description: © 2003 COPYRIGHT SPIE--The International Society for Optical Engineering. Downloading of the abstract is permitted for personal use only.
RMID: 0020022528
DOI: 10.1117/12.469415
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