Lattice coding for AWGN channels
For rate-optimal transmission over the AWGN channel Shannon showed that a Gaussian distributed channel input is required. This poses problems for digital implementations, where symbols are necessarily quantized. One solution to this is coded modulation via lattice coding. Lattice coding creates code code books by quantizing continuous space into periodic regions.
The student's task is to understand lattice transmission schemes (see e.g. , , ) and in particular the schemes from , summarize the important concepts of lattice coding, and give an explanation of coding schemes achieving capacity over the AWGN channel.
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 Conway, Sloane 1983 - A fast encoding method for lattice codes and quantizers. DOI: 10.1109/TIT.1983.1056761
 Forney 1989 - Multidimensional constellations. 2. Voronoi constellations. DOI: 10.1109/49.29616
 Erez, Zamir 2004 - Achieving 0.5log(1+SNR) on the AWGN Channel With Lattice Encoding and Decoding. DOI: 10.1109/TIT.2004.834787
- Information Theory
- Introduction to Channel Coding
- Introduction to Coded Modulation helpful but not required