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Channel codes; classical and modern.


Channel codes; classical and modern.

Ryan, William E. and Shu Lin.

Cambridge U. Press


692 pages




Written by Ryan (electrical and computer engineering, U. of Arizona) and Lin (electrical and computer engineering, U. of California at Davis) for graduate students in engineering and computer science as well as research and development engineers in industry and academia, this volume provides a single source introduction to channel coding, covering both classical codes and the newer codes that have been developed since the 1993 breakthrough discovery of turbo codes and the mid-1990s rediscovery of low-density parity-check codes (first discovered in 1961), with an emphasis on codes for binary-input channels, including the binary-input additive white-Gaussian-noise channel, the binary symmetric channel, and the binary erasure channel. Although coding for wireless codes is not discussed, many of the techniques covered are applicable to wireless coding. The authors include student problems of various types, including those that require routine calculations or derivations, those that require computer solution or computer simulation, and those that might be characterized as a semester project.

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Date:Mar 1, 2010
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