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Paper IDD1-S3-T1.2
Paper Title Causal (Progressive) Encoding over Binary Symmetric Channels with Noiseless Feedback
Authors Amaael Antonini, Rita Gimelshein, Richard D. Wesel, University of California, Los Angeles, (UCLA), United States
Session D1-S3-T1: Streaming with Feedback
Chaired Session: Monday, 12 July, 22:40 - 23:00
Engagement Session: Monday, 12 July, 23:00 - 23:20
Abstract Traditional communication systems transmit a codeword only after all message bits are available at the transmitter. This paper joins Guo & Kostina and Lalitha et al. in developing approaches for causal encoding, where the transmitter may begin transmitting codeword symbols as soon as the first message bit arrives. Building on the posterior matching encoders of Horstein, Shayevitz & Feder, and Naghshvar et al., this paper extends our computationally efficient systematic encoder to progressively encode using only the message bits that are causally available. Systematic codes work well with posterior matching on a channel with feedback, and they provide an immediate benefit when causal encoding is employed instead of traditional encoding. Our algorithm captures additional gains in the interesting region where the transmission rate μ is higher than the source rate λ at which message bits become available. In this region, we improve performance further through the transmission of additional, non- systematic symbols before a traditional encoder would have even begun transmission.