Permutation codes: Achieving the diversity-multiplexing tradeoff

Saurabha Tavildar, Pramod Viswanath

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This paper considers reliable communication over a parallel (correlated) fading channel for short periods of time. We derive a code design criterion by taking a compound channel viewpoint of the outage capacity of the channel. Motivated by the criterion, we show existence of simple codes that achieve the optimal diversity-multiplexing tradeoff curve, introduced recently in, simultaneously for every correlated parallel channel. We demonstrate a code with simple encoding and decoding for a parallel channel with two diversity branches. The codes for the parallel channel can be used on a correlated MIMO channel by using the DBLAST architecture to simultaneously achieve the diversity-multiplexing tradeoff curve for arbitrary fading channels.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)98
Number of pages1
JournalIEEE International Symposium on Information Theory - Proceedings
StatePublished - 2004
Externally publishedYes
EventProceedings - 2004 IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory - Chicago, IL, United States
Duration: Jun 27 2004Jul 2 2004

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Information Systems
  • Modeling and Simulation
  • Applied Mathematics


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