Rate Allocation for Component Codes of Plotkin-Type UEP Codes

Jinsoo PARK  Hong-Yeop SONG  

IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Fundamentals of Electronics, Communications and Computer Sciences   Vol.E100-A   No.4   pp.930-935
Publication Date: 2017/04/01
Online ISSN: 1745-1337
Type of Manuscript: Special Section PAPER (Special Section on Signal Design and Its Applications in Communications)
Category: Coding Theory
unequal error protection,  Plotkin construction,  

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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.