Adaptive polar coding with high order modulation for block fading channels

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We consider the design of polar codes for block fading channels. The key idea is to combine modulation, fading, and coding in a single entity. This design is based on two facts: (i) for each fading block, symbols with different fading coefficient has different reliability; (ii) for each symbol, different bit levels of a high order modulation observe different noise levels. In other words, the bit channels are partially polarized by modulation and fading. This new viewpoint inspires us to construct polar codes by matching code polarization perfectly with modulation polarization and fading polarization. The resulting codes adapt to the channel quality fluctuation, thus provide better performance than conventional polar BICM schemes and LDPC codes.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2017 IEEE International Conference on Communications Workshops, ICC Workshops 2017
Subtitle of host publicationParis, France; 21-25 May 2017
EditorsAbbas Jamalipour, Constantinos Papadias
PublisherIEEE, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781509015252
Publication statusPublished - 29 Jun 2017
EventIEEE International Conference on Communications Workshops 2017 - Paris, France
Duration: 21 May 201725 May 2017


WorkshopIEEE International Conference on Communications Workshops 2017
Abbreviated titleICC Workshops 2017
OtherWorkshop papers

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