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The stability of LDPC codes with higher order modulation schemes

Lookup NU author(s): Vajira Ganepola, Emeritus Professor Rolando Carrasco, Dr Stephane Le Goff


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In this paper, we derive stability conditions for low-density-parity-check (LDPC) codes with Gray mapped M-ary phase-shift keying (M-PSK) and M-ary quadrate-amplitude-modulation (M-QAM) constellations. The stability of the LDPC decoder with higher order modulation schemes is examined on both additive-white-Gaussian-noise (AWGN) and block Rayleigh fading channels and threshold stability conditions under iterative decoding are obtained using density evolution techniques. It is shown that both on block Rayleigh fading channel when the ideal channel state information (CSI) of the fading process is known, and on AWGN channel, the stability condition of the underlying code is bounded by the Bhattacharya noise parameter. We show that the derived stability condition is both sufficient and necessary condition for iterative belief propagation decoding assuming cycle free massage passing between variable and check nodes. The evolution of stability condition is assessed as the modulation order is increased for both M-PSK and M-QAM constellations. This study provides an analytical framework to evaluate the performance bounds of LDPC coded systems that extend over higher order modulation schemes. © 2010 IEEE.

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Author(s): Ganepola V, Carrasco R, Wassell I, Le Goff S

Publication type: Conference Proceedings (inc. Abstract)

Publication status: Published

Conference Name: 7th International Symposium on Communication Systems, Networks and Digital Signal Processing, CSNDSP 2010

Year of Conference: 2010

Pages: 195-200

Publisher: IEEE


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ISBN: 9781861353696