On Solving a Generalized Chinese Remainder Theorem in the Presence of Remainder Errors [article]

Guangwu Xu
2017 arXiv   pre-print
In estimating frequencies given that the signal waveforms are undersampled multiple times, Xia et. al. proposed to use a generalized version of Chinese remainder Theorem (CRT), where the moduli are $M_1, M_2, \cdots, M_k$ which are not necessarily pairwise coprime. If the errors of the corrupted remainders are within $\tau=\sds \max_{1\le i\le k} \min_{\stackrel{1\le j\le k}{j\neq i}} \frac{\gcd(M_i,M_j)}4$, their schemes can be used to construct an approximation of the solution to the
more » ... ed CRT with an error smaller than $\tau$. Accurately finding the quotients is a critical ingredient in their approach. In this paper, we shall start with a faithful historical account of the generalized CRT. We then present two treatments of the problem of solving generalized CRT with erroneous remainders. The first treatment follows the route of Wang and Xia to find the quotients, but with a simplified process. The second treatment considers a simplified model of generalized CRT and takes a different approach by working on the corrupted remainders directly. This approach also reveals some useful information about the remainders by inspecting extreme values of the erroneous remainders modulo $4\tau$. Both of our treatments produce efficient algorithms with essentially optimal performance. Finally, this paper constructs a counterexample to prove the sharpness of the error bound $\tau$.
arXiv:1409.0121v4 fatcat:rjvrhdxhjbderlyju6zt5527cm