By Topic

Generalized minimum distance decoding in Euclidean space: performance analysis

Sign In

Cookies must be enabled to login.After enabling cookies , please use refresh or reload or ctrl+f5 on the browser for the login options.

Formats Non-Member Member
$33 $13
Learn how you can qualify for the best price for this item!
Become an IEEE Member or Subscribe to
IEEE Xplore for exclusive pricing!
close button

puzzle piece

IEEE membership options for an individual and IEEE Xplore subscriptions for an organization offer the most affordable access to essential journal articles, conference papers, standards, eBooks, and eLearning courses.

Learn more about:

IEEE membership

IEEE Xplore subscriptions

2 Author(s)
Agrawal, D. ; Coordinated Sci. Lab., Illinois Univ., Urbana, IL, USA ; Vardy, A.

We present a detailed analysis of generalized minimum distance (GMD) decoding algorithms for Euclidean space codes. In particular, we completely characterize GMD decoding regions in terms of receiver front-end properties. This characterization is used to show that GMD decoding regions have intricate geometry. We prove that although these decoding regions are polyhedral, they are essentially always nonconvex. We furthermore show that conventional performance parameters, such as error-correction radius and effective error coefficient, do not capture the essential geometric features of a GMD decoding region, and thus do not provide a meaningful measure of performance. As an alternative, probabilistic estimates of, and upper bounds upon, the performance of GMD decoding are developed. Furthermore, extensive simulation results, for both low-dimensional and high-dimensional sphere-packings, are presented. These simulations show that multilevel codes in conjunction with multistage GMD decoding provide significant coding gains at a very low complexity. Simulated performance, in both cases, is in remarkably close agreement with our probabilistic approximations

Published in:

Information Theory, IEEE Transactions on  (Volume:46 ,  Issue: 1 )