The Effect of Coupling Memory and Block Length on Spatially Coupled Serially Concatenated Codes

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Spatially coupled serially concatenated codes (SC-SCCs) are a class of spatially coupled turbo-like codes, which have a close-to-capacity performance and low error floor. In this paper, we perform a comprehensive design space exploration, revealing different aspects of SC-SCCs and discussing various design trade-offs. In particular, we investigate the impact of coupling memory, block length, decoding window size, and number of iterations on the performance, complexity, and latency of SC-SCCs. As a result, we propose design guidelines to make the code design independent of the block length. By introducing a modified window decoding schedule, we are able to demonstrate that the block length and coupling memory can be exchanged flexibly without changing the latency and complexity of decoding and without performance loss. Thus, thanks to spatial coupling, a certain code strength and performance can be achieved by either a very small block length or a large one, while the complexity and latency are fixed. Moreover, our results show that using higher coupling memory with smaller blocks can even improve the performance without increasing the latency and complexity. For all considered cases we observe that the performance of SC-SCCs is improved with respect to the uncoupled ensembles for a fixed latency and complexity.
Titel på värdpublikationIEEE 93rd Vehicular Technology Conference (VTC)
FörlagIEEE - Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Antal sidor7
ISBN (elektroniskt)978-1-7281-8964-2
ISBN (tryckt)978-1-7281-8965-9
StatusPublished - 2020 nov. 10
EvenemangIEEE 93rd Vehicular Technology Conference 2021 - Helsinki, Finland
Varaktighet: 2021 apr. 252021 apr. 28


KonferensIEEE 93rd Vehicular Technology Conference 2021
Förkortad titelVTC-Spring 2021

Ämnesklassifikation (UKÄ)

  • Kommunikationssystem
  • Annan elektroteknik och elektronik
  • Signalbehandling


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