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Paper Title Design of Polar Codes for Parallel Channels with an Average Power Constraint
Paper IdentifierTH2.R1.3
Authors Thomas Wiegart, Tobias Prinz, Fabian Steiner, Peihong Yuan, Technical University of Munich, Germany
Session Polar Codes III
Location Le Théatre (Parterre), Level -1
Session Time Thursday, 11 July, 11:40 - 13:00
Presentation Time Thursday, 11 July, 12:20 - 12:40
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Abstract Polar codes are designed for parallel binary-input additive white Gaussian noise (BiAWGN) channels with an average power constraint. The two main design choices are: the mapping between codeword bits and channels of different quality, and the power allocation under the average power constraint. Information theory suggests to allocate power such that the sum of mutual information (MI) terms is maximized. However, a power allocation specific to polar codes shows significant gains.