|| Hybrid Non-Binary Repeated Polar Codes For Low-SNR Regime
||Fariba Abbasi, MONASH UNIVERSITY, Australia; Hessam Mahdavifar, University of Michigan, United States; Emanuele Viterbo, Monash University, Australia|
||D4-S4-T2: Polar Codes II
||Thursday, 15 July, 23:00 - 23:20
||Thursday, 15 July, 23:20 - 23:40
Concatenating the state-of-the-art codes at moderate rates with repetition codes have emerged as practical solutions deployed in various standards for ultra-low-power devices such as in Internet-of-Things (IoT) networks. In this paper, we propose a novel concatenation mechanism for such applications which need to operate at very low signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) regime. In the proposed scheme, the outer code is a hybrid polar code constructed in two stages, one with a binary kernel and another also with a binary kernel but applied over a binary extension field. The inner code is a non-binary multiplicative repetition code. This particular structure inherits low-complexity decoding structures of polar codes while enabling concatenation with an inner non-binary multiplicative repetition scheme. The decoding for the proposed scheme is done using cyclic redundancy check (CRC) aided successive cancellation list (SCL) decoder over AWGN channel. Simulation results show that the proposed scheme outperforms the straightforward binary polar-repetition scheme at the cost of a negligible increase in the decoding complexity.