Fountain coding with decoder side information

D Sejdinovic, RJ Piechocki, A Doufexi, MR Ismail

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In this contribution, we consider the application of digital fountain (DF) codes to the problem of data transmission when side information is available at the decoder. The side information is modelled as a "virtual" channel output when original information sequence is the input. For two cases of the system model, which model both the virtual and the actual transmission channel either as a binary erasure channel or as a binary input additive white Gaussian noise (BIAWGN) channel, we propose methods of enhancing the design of standard non-systematic DF codes by optimizing their output degree distribution based on the side information assumption. In addition, a systematic Raptor design has been employed as a possible solution to the problem
Translated title of the contributionFountain coding with decoder side information
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIEEE International Conference on Communications, 2008 (ICC '08), Beijing
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Pages4477 - 4482
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)9781424420759
Publication statusPublished - May 2008
EventIEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC 2008) - Beijing, China
Duration: 19 May 200823 May 2008


ConferenceIEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC 2008)

Bibliographical note

Name and Venue of Event: IEEE International Conference on Communications, 2008 (ICC '08)
Conference Organiser: IEEE
Rose publication type: Conference contribution

Additional information: With accompanying conference presentation

Sponsorship: The authors would like to acknowledge the generous support of Toshiba Research Europe Ltd Telecommunications Research Laboratory in Bristol

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