On Joint Detection and Decoding in Short-Packet Communications
Paper i proceeding, 2021

We consider a communication problem in which the receiver must first detect the presence of an information packet and, if detected, decode the message carried within it. We present general nonasymptotic upper and lower bounds on the maximum coding rate that depend on the blocklength, the probability of false alarm, the probability of misdetection, and the packet error probability. The bounds, which are expressed in terms of binary-hypothesis-testing performance metrics, generalize finiteblocklength bounds derived previously for the scenario when a genie informs the receiver whether a packet is present. The bounds apply to detection performed either jointly with decoding on the entire data packet, or separately on a dedicated preamble. The results presented in this paper can be used to determine the blocklength values at which the performance of a communication system is limited by its ability to perform packet detection satisfactorily, and to assess the difference inperformance between preamblebased detection, and joint detection and decoding. Numerical results pertaining to the binary-input AWGN channel are provided.


Alejandro Lancho Serrano

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

Johan Östman

Zenseact AB

Giuseppe Durisi

Chalmers, Elektroteknik, Kommunikation, Antenner och Optiska Nätverk

Proceedings - IEEE Global Communications Conference, GLOBECOM

23340983 (ISSN) 25766813 (eISSN)

9781728181042 (ISBN)

2021 IEEE Global Communications Conference, GLOBECOM 2021
Madrid, Spain,

SWIFT : short-packet wireless information theory

Vetenskapsrådet (VR) (2016-03293), 2017-01-01 -- 2020-12-31.


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