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Benchmark of Reed-Muller codes for Short Packet Transmission

Oster, Yann and Lacan, Jérôme and Duverdier, Alban Benchmark of Reed-Muller codes for Short Packet Transmission. (2007) In: 25th AIAA International Communications Satellite Systems Conference, Seoul, Corée, 10 April 2007 - 13 April 2007 (Seoul, Korea, Republic Of).

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Some space applications introduce the need for very short packet transmissions. This paper is related to the study of a new air interface for short packets proposed in 2006 by Alcatel Alenia Space and the TéSA/ISAE under a CNES R&D contract. We present a comparative study of soft decision Reed-Muller recursive decoding relatively to Turbo-Code for packets of 12-16 bytes. We address the issue of code shortening and puncturing to tailor the code rate and dimension, as required in most practical cases. Reed-Muller codes are highly sensitive to such configuration choices. A heuristic yielding good results is presented. The algorithm and architecture of a developed IP, implementing a generic recursive Reed-Muller decoder, are then exposed. Finally, a comparison of performances in terms of Packet Error Rate, gate count, and throughput, is drawn based on hardware implementations for the Reed-Muller and turbo decoders. For packet error rate of 10−5, and roughly the same throughput, the very elementary Reed-Muller lags the turbo decoder by 1.4 dB, but benefits of a 5x reduction on the logic complexity.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
HAL Id:hal-04089988
Audience (conference):International conference proceedings
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Institution:Other partners > Alcatel Space (FRANCE)
French research institutions > Centre National d'Études Spatiales - CNES (FRANCE)
Université de Toulouse > Ecole Nationale de l'Aviation Civile - ENAC (FRANCE)
Université de Toulouse > Institut National Polytechnique de Toulouse - Toulouse INP (FRANCE)
Université de Toulouse > Institut Supérieur de l'Aéronautique et de l'Espace - ISAE-SUPAERO (FRANCE)
Other partners > Collins Aerospace (FRANCE)
Other partners > Thales (FRANCE)
Other partners > Télécom Paris (FRANCE)
Other partners > Direction Générale de l’Aviation Civile - DGAC (FRANCE)
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