Asynchronous Slepian-Wolf code design

Abstract

We consider asynchronous Slepian-Wolf coding where the two encoders may not have completely accurate timing information to synchronize their individual block code boundaries, and propose LDPC code design in this scenario. A new information-theoretic coding scheme based on source splitting is provided, which can achieve the entire asynchronous Slepian-Wolf rate region. Unlike existing methods based on source splitting, the proposed scheme does not require common randomness at the encoder and the decoder, or constructing super-letter from several individual symbols. Furthermore, we show that linear codes are sufficient for each coding step of this scheme. We subsequently design LDPC codes based on this new scheme, by applying the recently discovered source-channel code correspondence. Experimental results validate the effectiveness of the proposed method.

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