We introduce a new method for decoding short and moderate-length linear block codes with dense paritycheck matrix representations of cyclic form. This approach is termed multiple-bases belief-propagation. The proposed iterative scheme makes use of the fact that a code has many structurally diverse parity-check matrices, capable of detecting different error patterns. We show that this inherent code property leads to decoding algorithms with significantly better performance when compared to standard belief-propagation decoding. Furthermore, we describe how to choose sets of parity-check matrices of cyclic form amenable for multiple-bases decoding, based on analytical studies performed for the binary erasure channel. For several cyclic and extended cyclic codes, the multiple-bases belief propagation decoding performance can be shown to closely follow that of the maximum-likelihood decoder.
- Algebraic codes
- Belief propagation
- Multiplebases belief-propagation decoding
- Stopping sets
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Electrical and Electronic Engineering