Multilevel linear network coded modulation for the wireless cloud

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In this paper, we propose a novel multilevel coded linear physical-layer network coding scheme with extended mapping (LPNC-EM) for Rayleigh fading two-way relay channels (TWRC). The relay node adaptively selects the linear generator matrix and directly maps the superimposed signal of the two users into the linear network coded combination over the hybrid Galois Field (GF(2 2) or GF(23)). The selection criterion ensures unambiguous decoding and maximizes the individual rate of each user. The LPNC-EM scheme forms two or three independent coding levels which facilitate the use of multilevel coding. This enables the hierarchical decode-and-forward paradigm as in [3]. The numerical results show that uncoded LPNC-EM outperforms the original physical-layer network coding (PNC) in [1] and can achieve a error performance as good as the 5QAM denoise-andforward in [2]. Furthermore, the multilevel coded LPNC-EM also provides a superior error performance compared with the coded original PNC.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the International Symposium on Wireless Communication Systems
PublisherIEEE Computer Society
Number of pages5
ISBN (Print)9783800735297
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2013
Event10th IEEE International Symposium on Wireless Communication Systems 2013, ISWCS 2013 - Ilmenau, United Kingdom
Duration: 27 Aug 201330 Aug 2013


Conference10th IEEE International Symposium on Wireless Communication Systems 2013, ISWCS 2013
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom

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