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An iterative soft-decision decoding algorithm for Reed-Solomon product codes

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An iterative soft-decision decoding algorithm for Reed-Solomon product codes

Leibovici, Ronen (2005) An iterative soft-decision decoding algorithm for Reed-Solomon product codes. Masters thesis, Concordia University.

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Abstract

Efficient and reliable transmission of data has become a necessity today for any communication system. This transmission depends on the reliable transport of information between a source and a destination. Researchers are left with the task of finding an appropriate trade-off between performance and complexity. While the decoding of turbo codes, specifically block turbo codes, is already deemed to be performant, it is possible to improve this performance while not rendering the communication system overly complex. This thesis presents an iterative soft-decision decoding algorithm for Reed-Solomon product codes. This algorithm differs from existing ones in the method it uses for selecting competing codewords, used for the soft-input soft-output iterative decoder. Selection of these codewords is based on the notion of suboptimum soft-decision decoding which will be discussed in detail.

Divisions:Concordia University > Faculty of Engineering and Computer Science > Electrical and Computer Engineering
Item Type:Thesis (Masters)
Authors:Leibovici, Ronen
Pagination:xiii, 97 leaves : ill. ; 29 cm.
Institution:Concordia University
Degree Name:M.A. Sc.
Program:Electrical and Computer Engineering
Date:2005
Thesis Supervisor(s):Soleymani, M. R
ID Code:8314
Deposited By:Concordia University Libraries
Deposited On:18 Aug 2011 14:21
Last Modified:18 Aug 2011 15:36
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