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Direct Sum DC-free Coding Schemes for Multi-user Adder Channel.

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Journal publication date12/2001
JournalElectronics Letters
Number of pages3
Original languageEnglish


The design of uniquely decodable multi-user coding schemes with good rate sums for the DC-free multiple access adder channel is described. By using the direct sum construction on short multi-user codes, it is possible to devise longer DC-free coding schemes with rate sums which increase quite rapidly at each iteration of the construction. Asymptotically, there is no penalty in requiring the coding schemes to be DC-free. In addition, the schemes can be efficiently soft decision decoded using a relatively low complexity sectionalised trellis.