Wyner-Ziv Lattice Coding for Two-Way Relay Channel

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Executive Summary

A Two-Way Relay Channel (TWRC) in which duplex transmission between two users via a relay station is considered. A physical layer network coding strategy based on compress-and-forward relaying scheme for the TWRC is proposed. In the underlying coding strategy, the authors use nested lattices for Wyner-Ziv coding and decoding. The relay uses the weaker side information available at the receivers from the first transmission phase to broadcast a common quantized version of its received signal. They characterize the achievable rate region of the presented scheme. Then, they show that lattice codes can achieve random coding rates.

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