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Concatenated Irregular Variable Length Coding and Irregular Unity Rate Coding

Maunder, R. G. and Hanzo, L. (2009) Concatenated Irregular Variable Length Coding and Irregular Unity Rate Coding At IEEE Vehicular Technology Conference, Spain.

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In this contribution we propose the novel serial concatenation of Irregular Variable Length Coding (IrVLC) and Irregular Unity Rate Coding (IrURC), where we matched the corresponding EXtrinsic Information Transfer (EXIT) functions to each other. This approach facilitates a higher degree of design freedom than matching the EXIT function of an irregular codec to that of a regular codec. As a result, a narrower EXIT chart tunnel can be created, facilitating operation at SNR values that are closer to the channel's capacity bound. The computational complexity and Bit Error Ratio (BER) performance of our IrVLC-IrURC scheme is favourable in comparison to the bench markers that replace either one or both of the irregular codecs by the equivalent-rate regular codec.

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Published date: 26 April 2009
Additional Information: Event Dates: April 2009
Venue - Dates: IEEE Vehicular Technology Conference, Spain, 2009-04-01
Keywords: variable length coding, VLC, iterative decoding, EXIT chart matching, serial concatenation, joint source and channel coding, trellis, BCJR, soft, irregular coding, free distance, computational complexity, capacity, RVLC, VLEC, reversible variable length coding, variable length error correction coding
Organisations: Southampton Wireless Group


Local EPrints ID: 264472
ISBN: 978-1-4244-2517-4
PURE UUID: ba5858ab-2e91-4a45-9a34-c3579782f22d
ORCID for R. G. Maunder: ORCID iD

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Date deposited: 05 Sep 2007
Last modified: 18 Jul 2017 07:35

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