Lattices Over Algebraic Integers With an Application to Compute-and-Forward Academic Article uri icon


  • 1963-2012 IEEE. In this paper, we extend Construction A of lattices to the ring of algebraic integers of a general imaginary quadratic field that may not form a principal ideal domain (PID). We show that such a construction can produce good lattices for coding in the sense of Poltyrev and for MSE quantization. As an application, we then apply the proposed lattices to the compute-and-forward paradigm with limited feedback. Without feedback, compute-and-forward is typically realized with lattice codes over the ring of integers, the ring of Gaussian integers, or the ring of Eisenstein integers, which are all PIDs. A novel scheme called adaptive compute-and-forward is proposed to exploit the limited feedback about the channel state by working with the best ring of imaginary quadratic integers. Simulation results show that by adaptively choosing the best ring among the considered ones according to the limited feedback, the proposed adaptive compute-and-forward provides a better performance than that provided by the conventional compute-and-forward scheme which works over Gaussian or Eisenstein integers solely.

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author list (cited authors)

  • Huang, Y., Narayanan, K. R., & Wang, P.

citation count

  • 10

complete list of authors

  • Huang, Yu-Chih||Narayanan, Krishna R||Wang, Ping-Chung

publication date

  • October 2018