Aspects of List-of-Two Decoding
2006 (English)Doctoral thesis, monograph (Other academic)
We study the problem of list decoding with focus on the case when we have a list size limited to two. Under this restriction we derive general lower bounds on the maximum possible size of a list-of-2-decodable code. We study the set of correctable error patterns in an attempt to obtain a characterization. For a special family of Reed-Solomon codes - which we identify and name 'class-I codes' - we give a weight-based characterization of the correctable error patterns under list-of-2 decoding. As a tool in this analysis we use the theoretical framework of Sudan's algorithm. The characterization is used in an exact calculation of the probability of transmission error in the symmetric channel when list-of-2 decoding is used. The results from the analysis and complementary simulations for QAM-systems show that a list-of-2 decoding gain of nearly 1 dB can be achieved.
Further we study Sudan's algorithm for list decoding of Reed-Solomon codes for the special case of the class-I codes. For these codes algorithms are suggested for both the first and second step of Sudan's algorithm. Hardware solutions for both steps based on the derived algorithms are presented.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Institutionen för systemteknik , 2006. , 124 p.
Linköping Studies in Science and Technology. Dissertations, ISSN 0345-7524 ; 1010
list decoding, Sudan's algorithm, Reed-Solomon code
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-6919ISBN: 91-85497-49-5OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-6919DiVA: diva2:22047
2006-05-12, Key1, Key, Linköpings universitet, Linköping, 13:15 (English)
Høholdt, Tom, Professor