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Explicit constructions of RIP matrices and related problems

Jean Bourgain, Stephen Dilworth, Kevin Ford, Sergei Konyagin, and Denka Kutzarova

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We give a new explicit construction of n×N matrices satisfying the Restricted Isometry Property (RIP). Namely, for some ϵ>0, large N, and any n satisfying N1ϵnN, we construct RIP matrices of order kn1/2+ϵ and constant δ=nϵ. This overcomes the natural barrier k=O(n1/2) for proofs based on small coherence, which are used in all previous explicit constructions of RIP matrices. Key ingredients in our proof are new estimates for sumsets in product sets and for exponential sums with the products of sets possessing special additive structure. We also give a construction of sets of n complex numbers whose kth moments are uniformly small for 1kN (Turán's power sum problem), which improves upon known explicit constructions when (logN)1+o(1)n(logN)4+o(1). This latter construction produces elementary explicit examples of n×N matrices that satisfy the RIP and whose columns constitute a new spherical code; for those problems the parameters closely match those of existing constructions in the range (logN)1+o(1)n(logN)5/2+o(1).

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Duke Math. J., Volume 159, Number 1 (2011), 145-185.

First available in Project Euclid: 11 July 2011

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Primary: 11T23: Exponential sums
Secondary: 11B13: Additive bases, including sumsets [See also 05B10] 11B30: Arithmetic combinatorics; higher degree uniformity 41A46: Approximation by arbitrary nonlinear expressions; widths and entropy 94A12: Signal theory (characterization, reconstruction, filtering, etc.) 94B60: Other types of codes


Bourgain, Jean; Dilworth, Stephen; Ford, Kevin; Konyagin, Sergei; Kutzarova, Denka. Explicit constructions of RIP matrices and related problems. Duke Math. J. 159 (2011), no. 1, 145--185. doi:10.1215/00127094-1384809. https://projecteuclid.org/euclid.dmj/1310416365

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