Deep Log-Likelihood Ratio Quantization [article]

Marius Arvinte, Ahmed H. Tewfik, Sriram Vishwanath
2021 arXiv   pre-print
In this work, a deep learning-based method for log-likelihood ratio (LLR) lossy compression and quantization is proposed, with emphasis on a single-input single-output uncorrelated fading communication setting. A deep autoencoder network is trained to compress, quantize and reconstruct the bit log-likelihood ratios corresponding to a single transmitted symbol. Specifically, the encoder maps to a latent space with dimension equal to the number of sufficient statistics required to recover the
more » ... ts - equal to three in this case - while the decoder aims to reconstruct a noisy version of the latent representation with the purpose of modeling quantization effects in a differentiable way. Simulation results show that, when applied to a standard rate-1/2 low-density parity-check (LDPC) code, a finite precision compression factor of nearly three times is achieved when storing an entire codeword, with an incurred loss of performance lower than 0.1 dB compared to straightforward scalar quantization of the log-likelihood ratios.
arXiv:1903.04656v3 fatcat:bhmyf7vorffh7np6zespycst5a