Short Packet Structure for Ultra-Reliable Machine-type Communication: Tradeoff between Detection and Decoding [article]

Alexandru-Sabin Bana, Kasper Fløe Trillingsgaard, Petar Popovski, Elisabeth de Carvalho
2018 arXiv   pre-print
Machine-type communication requires rethinking of the structure of short packets due to the coding limitations and the significant role of the control information. In ultra-reliable low-latency communication (URLLC), it is crucial to optimally use the limited degrees of freedom (DoFs) to send data and control information. We consider a URLLC model for short packet transmission with acknowledgement (ACK). We compare the detection/decoding performance of two short packet structures: (1)
more » ... plexed detection sequence and data; and (2) structure in which both packet detection and data decoding use all DoFs. Specifically, as an instance of the second structure we use superimposed sequences for detection and data. We derive the probabilities of false alarm and misdetection for an AWGN channel and numerically minimize the packet error probability (PER), showing that for delay-constrained data and ACK exchange, there is a tradeoff between the resources spent for detection and decoding. We show that the optimal PER for the superimposed structure is achieved for higher detection overhead. For this reason, the PER is also higher than in the preamble case. However, the superimposed structure is advantageous due to its flexibility to achieve optimal operation without the need to use multiple codebooks.
arXiv:1802.10407v2 fatcat:f3ysqewauzcs5p7mxv3juaapbi