An introduction to spatially-coupled codes via practical examples


Conference Paper

© 2014 IEEE. This paper uses examples to illustrate the ongoing transition in spatially-coupled coding from theory to practice. In the first example, we find that spatially-coupled codes have already been implemented by two different companies for 100 Gb/s optical communications. Both systems use variants of braided block codes, which were introduced even before the term spatial coupling. In the second example, we discuss the multiple-access channel and observe that some gains from spatial coupling were being realized in cellular base stations as early as 2007. Finally, we discuss some open questions regarding spatially-coupled codes.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Pfister, HD; Narayanan, KR

Published Date

  • January 1, 2014

Published In

  • 2014 31th Ursi General Assembly and Scientific Symposium, Ursi Gass 2014

International Standard Book Number 13 (ISBN-13)

  • 9781467352253

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1109/URSIGASS.2014.6929240

Citation Source

  • Scopus