Tutorial on short-packet transmission at Globecom 2018

image-left Dr. Gianluigi Liva (German Aerospace Center–DLR), Fabian Steiner (Technical University of Munich, Germany), and I gave a tutorial on Short-packet transmission: fundamentals and practical coding schemes at Globecom 2018

In the tutorial, we review the fundamental tradeoff between throughput and reliability when transmitting short packets, using recently-developed tools in finite-blocklength information theory. We also describe state-of-the-art code constructions (involving binary/nonbinary LDPC and turbo codes, polar codes, and tailbiting convolutional codes) for the short-block regime, and compare their performance with nonasymptotic information-theoretic limits.

The latest version of the slides of our tutorial can be downloaded here.