Short Length Trellis-Based Codes for Gaussian Multiple-Access Channels
Journal article, 2014

We focus on trellis-based joint code design for two-user Gaussian multiple-access channel (MAC) in the short block length regime. We propose a design methodology, provide specific code designs and report numerical performance results. We compare the performance of the jointly designed codes with the performance of the codes designed for point-to-point (P2P) channels including optimum (in terms of minimum distance) convolutional codes. Our results show that the proposed codes achieve superior performance compared to these alternatives especially in the high signal-to-noise (SNR) regime in equal power scenarios.

trellis-based codes

code design


convolutional codes

multiple-access channel

finite block length

short block length


Ayca Ozcelikkale

Chalmers, Signals and Systems, Signalbehandling och medicinsk teknik, Signal Processing

T. M. Duman

Bilkent Universitesi

IEEE Signal Processing Letters

1070-9908 (ISSN)

Vol. 21 10 1177-1181 6826631

Subject Categories

Signal Processing



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