Polar Codes for Block Fading Channels

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In this paper, we consider the design of polar codes for block fading channels. The key idea is to treat the fading process as a natural polarization, i.e., the reliability of a symbol in a fading block varies with its fading coefficient. This new viewpoint inspires us to construct polar codes tailored for fading channels by matching code polarization with fading polarization. The resulting codes enjoy an explicit construction, and are shown to provide significant gain with respect to conventional polar BICM schemes and LDPC codes.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2017 IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference Workshops (WCNCW 2017)
Subtitle of host publicationSan Francisco, California, USA, 19-22 March, 2017
EditorsShuguang Cui, Elza Erkip, Angel Lozano
Place of PublicationPiscataway, NJ
PublisherIEEE, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781509059089
ISBN (Print)9781509059096
Publication statusPublished - 3 May 2017
EventIEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference Workshops 2017 - San Francisco, United States of America
Duration: 19 Mar 201722 Mar 2017


ConferenceIEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference Workshops 2017
Abbreviated titleWCNCW 2017
Country/TerritoryUnited States of America
CitySan Francisco

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