LTE Rate Matching Performance with Code Block Balancing

Conference: European Wireless 2011 - Sustainable Wireless Technologies
04/27/2011 - 04/29/2011 at Vienna, Austria

Proceedings: European Wireless 2011

Pages: 3Language: englishTyp: PDF

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Ikuno, Josep Colom; Schwarz, Stefan; Michal Simko (Institute of Communications and Radio-Frequency Engineering, Vienna University of Technology, Gusshausstrasse 25/389, 1040 Vienna, Austria)

In this paper, we compare the performance of the LTE rate matcher for different code rates when segmentation occurs. We present that, for certain cases of segmentation where the different segments are of dissimilar size, the rate applied to each segment may be different and thus degraded overall performance may occur. We show how a simple method which balances the code rate on a per-segment basis can improve the overall block error ratio performance. The whole simulation environment together with the results of this paper are made available for download at our homepage.