Improving the Error-Floor Performance of Binary Half-Product Codes

Recently, a new type of product-like codes, known as half-product codes, has been studied for OTN applications. Binary half-product codes show excellent bit-error-rate performance under iterative hard-decision decoding in the waterfall region. To further improve the performance in the error floor region, a novel post-processor algorithm is proposed that relies on conditional bit flipping. For a class of important practical half-product codes, the error floor after post-processing is characterized.

By: Thomas Mittelholzer, Thomas Parnell, Nikolaos Papandreou and Haralampos Pozidis

Published in: International Symposium on Information Theory and Its Applications (ISITA) , IEEE, p.295 - 299 in 2016


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