|A Low Complexity Decoding Algorithm for NB-LDPC Codes over Quadratic Extension Fields
|Viduranga Bandara Wijekoon, Emanuele Viterbo, Yi Hong, Monash University, Australia
|C.4: LDPC Codes
|Coding for Communications
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|NB-LDPC codes, a class of codes well-known for their exceptional error correcting performance, are not yet used widely in practice due to the high complexity of decoding algorithms. In this paper, we propose a low complexity decoder for these codes by means of a novel graph expansion. We view the finite field over which the code is constructed as the quadratic extension of one of its subfields, and then expand the Tanner graph of the code into a graph over that particular field. Decoding algorithm, which is tailored for this larger graph, presents significant complexity gains while the performance loss is minimal.