Uniquely Decomposable Constellation Group-based Sparse Vector Coding for Short Packet Communications

Ganyu Qin, Hongyang Chen, Xuewan Zhang, Takuro Sato, Di Zhang

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Sparse vector coding (SVC) is emerging as a feasible solution for short packet transmission, which can provide better reliability and lower latency. In this article, a uniquely decomposable constellation group (UDCG)-based SVC called UDCG-SVC is proposed. The important idea of UDCG-SVC is to map the bits into the nonzero elements of the sparse vector by using the sub-constellations in the UDCG. After random spreading, the resource blocks carry the unique decomposable superimposed constellations, which ensures that the minimum Euclidean distance (MED) of the superimposed constellation is large. This results in an improved block error rate (BLER) performance of SVC. Numerical results demonstrate the advanced BLER simulation of UDCG-SVC, and the proposed UDCG-SVC scheme is better than constellation rotation-based SVC (CR-SVC) scheme.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2021 IEEE 94th Vehicular Technology Conference, VTC 2021-Fall - Proceedings
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9781665413688
Publication statusPublished - 2021
Externally publishedYes
Event94th IEEE Vehicular Technology Conference, VTC 2021-Fall - Virtual, Online, United States
Duration: 2021 Sept 272021 Sept 30

Publication series

NameIEEE Vehicular Technology Conference
ISSN (Print)1550-2252


Conference94th IEEE Vehicular Technology Conference, VTC 2021-Fall
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityVirtual, Online


  • block error rate
  • constellation rotation
  • minimum Euclidean distance
  • sparse vector coding
  • uniquely decomposable constellation group

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Applied Mathematics


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