Spatially-Coupled Low Density Lattices based on Construction A with Applications to Compute-and-Forward Conference Paper uri icon


  • We consider a class of lattices built using Construction A, where the underlying code is a non-binary spatially-coupled low density parity check code. We refer to these lattices as spatially-coupled LDA (SCLDA) lattices. SCLDA lattices can be constructed over integers, Gaussian integers and Eisenstein integers. We empirically study the performance of SCLDA lattices under belief propagation (BP) decoding. Ignoring the rate loss from termination, simulation results show that the BP thresholds of SCLDA lattices over integers is 0.11 dB (0.34 dB with the rate loss) and the BP thresholds for SCLDA lattices over Eisenstein integers are 0.08 dB from the Poltyrev limit (0.19 dB with the rate loss). Motivated by this result, we use SCLDA lattice codes over Eisenstein integers for implementing a compute-and-forward protocol. For the examples considered in this paper, the thresholds for the proposed lattice codes are within 0.28 dB from the achievable rate of this coding scheme and within 1.06 dB from the achievable computation rate of Nazer and Gastpar's coding scheme in [6] extended to Eisenstein integers. 2013 IEEE.

name of conference

  • 2013 IEEE Information Theory Workshop (ITW)

published proceedings


author list (cited authors)

  • Tunali, N. E., Narayanan, K. R., & Pfister, H. D.

citation count

  • 12

complete list of authors

  • Tunali, Nihat Engin||Narayanan, Krishna R||Pfister, Henry D

publication date

  • September 2013