Inter-frame polar coding with dynamic frozen bits

Haotian Zheng, Seyyed Ali Hashemi, Bin Chen (Corresponding author), Zizheng Cao, A.M.J. Koonen

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A new inter-frame correlated polar coding scheme is proposed, where two consecutive frames are correlated-encoded and assist each other during decoding. The correlation is achieved by dynamic configuration of the frozen bits. The frozen bits of the second frame partially depend on the unfrozen bits of the first frame in encoding and the number of bits that are viewed as frozen by decoder is alterable in different decoding modes. Using this new encoding/decoding scheme, a failed decoded frame can be decoded again with extra information which corrects the errors in its highly unreliable unfrozen bits. Thus, the probability of successful decoding is improved. Simulation results show that the performance of the proposed polar codes outperforms that of the classical counterpart significantly with negligible memory and complexity increment.

Original languageEnglish
Article number8755870
Pages (from-to)1462-1465
Number of pages4
JournalIEEE Communications Letters
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - 1 Sep 2019


  • dynamic frozen bits
  • inter-frame correlated
  • Polar codes


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