Rate allocation for component codes of Plotkin-type UEP codes

Jinsoo Park, Hong Yeop Song

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In this paper, we propose a framework to allocate code rates of component codes in a Plotkin-type unequal error protection (UEP) code. We derive an equivalent noise variance for each component code using structure of the Plotkin construction and Gaussian assumption. Comparing the equivalent noise variance and Shannon limit, we can find a combination of the code rates for the component codes. We investigate three types of code rate combinations and analyse their UEP performance. We also estimate a performance crossing signal to noise ratio (SNR) of the Plotkin-type UEP code. It indicates that which code has better performance for a given SNR. We confirm that the proposed framework is appropriate to obtain a desired UEP capability.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)930-935
Number of pages6
JournalIEICE Transactions on Fundamentals of Electronics, Communications and Computer Sciences
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2017 Apr

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
This work was supported by Institute for Information & communications Technology Promotion (IITP) grant funded by the Korea government (MSIP) (No. B0717-16-0024, Development on the core technologies of transmission, modulation and coding with low-power and low-complexity for massive connectivity in the IoT environment). This paper is a full version of 2012 ISIT proceeding paper "Rate Allocation for Component Codes of Plotkin-Type UEP Codes".

Publisher Copyright:
Copyright © 2017 The Institute of Electronics, Information and Communication Engineers.

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Signal Processing
  • Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Applied Mathematics


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