ISBN 9780521165761,Modern Coding Theory

Modern Coding Theory



Cambridge University Press

Publication Year 2009

ISBN 9780521165761

ISBN-10 0521165768

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Language (English)

Basic Engineering

Having trouble deciding which coding scheme to employ, how to design a new scheme, or how to improve an existing system? This summary of the state-of-the-art in iterative coding makes this decision more straightforward. With emphasis on the underlying theory, techniques to analyse and design practical iterative coding systems are presented. Using Gallager's original ensemble of LDPC codes, the basic concepts are extended for several general codes, including the practically important class of turbo codes. The simplicity of the binary erasure channel is exploited to develop analytical techniques and intuition, which are then applied to general channel models. A chapter on factor graphs helps to unify the important topics of information theory, coding and communication theory. Covering the most recent advances, this text is ideal for graduate students in electrical engineering and computer science, and practitioners. Additional resources, including instructor's solutions and figures, available online:

Table of Contents
Factor graphs
Binary erasure channel
Binary memoryless symmetric channels
General channels
Convolutional codes and turbo codes
General ensembles
Expander codes and the flipping algorithm
Appendices: A. Encoding low-density parity-check codes
B. Efficient implementation of density evolution
C. Concentration inequalities
D. Formal power sums