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Dual domain decoding of high rate convolutional codes for iterative decoders /

This thesis addresses the problem of decoding high rate convolutional codes directly without resorting to puncturing. High rate codes are necessary for applications which require high bandwidth efficiency, like high data rate communication systems and magnet recording systems. Convolutional ( rate k/n) codes, used as component codes for turbo codes, are preferred for their regular trellis structure and the resulting ease in decoding. However, the branch complexity of the (primal) code trellis increases exponentially with 'k' for k/(k+1) codes, making decoding on the code trellis quickly impractical with increasing code rate. 'Puncturing' is the method traditionally used for generating high rate codes, which keeps the decoding complexity nearly the same for a wide range of code rates, since the same 'mother' code decoder is used at the receiver, while only the puncturing and depuncturing pattern is altered for changes in code rate. However, 'puncturing' puts a constraint in the search for the best possible high rate code, thereby resulting in a performance penalty, particularly at high SNRs. / Thesis (PhD)--University of South Australia, 2008.
CreatorsSrinivasan, Sudharshan.
Source SetsAustraliasian Digital Theses Program
Detected LanguageEnglish
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