Irregular Low-Density Convolutional Codes

Linhua MA  Jun LIU  Yilin CHANG  

Publication
IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Fundamentals of Electronics, Communications and Computer Sciences   Vol.E88-A   No.8   pp.2240-2243
Publication Date: 2005/08/01
Online ISSN: 
DOI: 10.1093/ietfec/e88-a.8.2240
Print ISSN: 0916-8508
Type of Manuscript: LETTER
Category: Coding Theory
Keyword: 
irregular low-density parity-check codes,  irregular low-density convolutional codes,  cycles elimination,  

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Summary: 
A method for constructing low-density convolutional (LDC) codes with the degree distribution optimized for block low-density parity-check (LDPC) codes is presented. If the degree distribution is irregular, the constructed LDC codes are also irregular. In this letter we give the encoding and decoding method for LDC codes, and study how to avoid the short cycles of LDC codes. Some simulation results are also presented.