A Unified Multiuser Coding Framework for Multiple-Access Technologies

Qi Yue Yu, Hsiao Hwa Chen, Wei Xiao Meng

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In this paper, multiple-access techniques are viewed as generalized coding schemes to support both multiuser separation and coding gain. In this sense, the traditional coding schemes, e.g., low-density parity-check (LDPC) code, can be viewed as a special case. Note that still a big difference exists between multiple-access techniques and LDPC codes. In particular, both binary and nonbinary LDPC codes are generated based on finite field theory, whereas multiple-access works based on not necessarily a finite field. This paper presents a mathematical framework, called 'multiuser coding,' to unify multiple-access and traditional coding theories. To verify the proposed framework, we propose a uniquely decodable mapping based codebook for futuristic multiple-access communications. A three-dimensional Tanner graph based message passing algorithm is introduced for multiuser detection. Simulation results show that the proposed scheme can support a large number of users with a promising performance.

Original languageEnglish
Article number8765601
Pages (from-to)3781-3792
Number of pages12
JournalIEEE Systems Journal
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2019 Dec

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Information Systems
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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