Design and Decoding of a Serial Concatenated Code Structure based on Quasi-Cyclic LDPC Codes

Conference: TURBO - CODING - 2006 - 4th International Symposium on Turbo Codes & Related Topics; 6th International ITG-Conference on Source and Channel Coding
04/03/2006 - 04/07/2006 at Munich, Germany

Proceedings: TURBO - CODING - 2006

Pages: 6Language: englishTyp: PDF

Personal VDE Members are entitled to a 10% discount on this title

Doré, Jean-Baptiste; Hamon, Marie-Hélène; Pénard, Pierre (France Telecom, Research and Development Division, 4 rue du clos courtel, 35512 Cesson-Sévigné, France)

In this paper, we introduce a new serially concatenated code structure, based on Quasi-Cyclic (QC) codes. This structure can be viewed as LDPC codes, and benefits from the advantages of structured QC LDPC codes: simple characterization, good performance for moderate code length and efficient implementation. These codes enable different types of decoding algorithms, from classical Belief Propagation to Turbo-Like decoding algorithms. A joint analysis, in terms of complexity, convergence and performance, has been performed to determine the best decoding choice.