Graph-based convolutional and block LDPC codes

Graph-based convolutional and block LDPC codes We consider regular block and convolutional LDPC codes determined by paritycheck matrices with rows of a fixed weight and columns of weight 2. Such codes can be described by graphs, and the minimum distance of a code coincides with the girth of the corresponding graph. We consider a description of such codes in the form of tail-biting convolutional codes. Long codes are constructed from short ones using the “voltage graph” method. On this way we construct new codes, find a compact description for many known optimal codes, and thus simplify the coding for such codes. We obtain an asymptotic lower bound on the girth of the corresponding graphs. We also present tables of codes. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Problems of Information Transmission Springer Journals

Graph-based convolutional and block LDPC codes

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Springer Journals
Copyright
Copyright © 2009 by Pleiades Publishing, Ltd.
Subject
Engineering; Systems Theory, Control; Information Storage and Retrieval; Electrical Engineering; Communications Engineering, Networks
ISSN
0032-9460
eISSN
1608-3253
D.O.I.
10.1134/S0032946009040061
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Abstract

We consider regular block and convolutional LDPC codes determined by paritycheck matrices with rows of a fixed weight and columns of weight 2. Such codes can be described by graphs, and the minimum distance of a code coincides with the girth of the corresponding graph. We consider a description of such codes in the form of tail-biting convolutional codes. Long codes are constructed from short ones using the “voltage graph” method. On this way we construct new codes, find a compact description for many known optimal codes, and thus simplify the coding for such codes. We obtain an asymptotic lower bound on the girth of the corresponding graphs. We also present tables of codes.

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Problems of Information TransmissionSpringer Journals

Published: Jan 21, 2010

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