Low-Density Parity-Check Codes for Nonergodic Block-Fading Channels Academic Article uri icon


  • We design powerful low-density parity-check (LDPC) codes with iterative decoding for the block-fading channel. We first study the case of maximum-likelihood decoding, and show that the design criterion is rather straightforward. Since optimal constructions for maximum-likelihood decoding do not perform well under iterative decoding, we introduce a new family of full-diversity LDPC codes that exhibit near-outage-limit performance under iterative decoding for all block-lengths. This family competes favorably with multiplexed parallel turbo codes for nonergodic channels. © 2010 IEEE.

altmetric score

  • 6

author list (cited authors)

  • Boutros, J. J., Fàbregas, A., Biglieri, E., & Zémor, G.

citation count

  • 76

publication date

  • September 2010