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On the DS2 Bound for Forney's Generalized Decoding Using NonBinary Linear Block Codes
Toshihiro NIINOMI Hideki YAGI Shigeichi HIRASAWA
Publication
IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Fundamentals of Electronics, Communications and Computer Sciences
Vol.E101A
No.8
pp.12231234 Publication Date: 2018/08/01
Online ISSN: 17451337
DOI: 10.1587/transfun.E101.A.1223
Type of Manuscript: PAPER Category: Coding Theory Keyword: decision feedback, generalized decoding, linear block code, DS2 bound, ShulmanFeder bound,
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Summary:
Recently, Hof et al. extended the type2 Duman and Salehi (DS2) bound to generalized decoding, which was introduced by Forney, with decision criterion FR. From this bound, they derived two significant bounds. One is the ShulmanFeder bound for generalized decoding (GD) with the binaryinput outputsymmetric channel. The other is an upper bound for an ensemble of linear block codes, by applying the average complete weight distribution directly to the DS2 bound for GD. For the ShulmanFeder bound for GD, the authors derived a condition under which an upper bound is minimized at an intermediate step and show that this condition yields a new bound which is tighter than Hof et al.'s bound. In this paper, we first extend this result for nonbinary linear block codes used over a class of symmetric channels called the regular channel. Next, we derive a new tighter bound for an ensemble of linear block codes, which is based on the average weight distribution.

