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Title: Multiple Parallel Concatenated Gallager Codes and their applications
Author: Aftan, Ahmed
ISNI:       0000 0004 7233 9062
Awarding Body: University of Sheffield
Current Institution: University of Sheffield
Date of Award: 2018
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Due to the increasing demand of high data rate of modern wireless communications, there is a significant interest in error control coding. It now plays a significant role in digital communication systems in order to overcome the weaknesses in communication channels. This thesis presents a comprehensive investigation of a class of error control codes known as Multiple Parallel Concatenated Gallager Codes (MPCGCs) obtained by the parallel concatenation of well-designed LDPC codes. MPCGCs are constructed by breaking a long and high complexity of conventional single LDPC code into three or four smaller and lower complexity LDPC codes. This design of MPCGCs is simplified as the option of selecting the component codes completely at random based on a single parameter of Mean Column Weight (MCW). MPCGCs offer flexibility and scope for improving coding performance in theoretical and practical implementation. The performance of MPCGCs is explored by evaluating these codes for both AWGN and flat Rayleigh fading channels and investigating the puncturing of these codes by a proposed novel and efficient puncturing methods for improving the coding performance. Another investigating in the deployment of MPCGCs by enhancing the performance of WiMAX system. The bit error performances are compared and the results confirm that the proposed MPCGCs-WiMAX based IEEE 802.16 standard physical layer system provides better gain compared to the single conventional LDPC-WiMAX system. The incorporation of Quasi-Cyclic QC-LDPC codes in the MPCGC structure (called QC-MPCGC) is shown to improve the overall BER performance of MPCGCs with reduced overall decoding complexity and improved flexibility by using Layered belief propagation decoding instead of the sum-product algorithm (SPA). A proposed MIMO-MPCGC structure with both a 2X2 MIMO and 2X4 MIMO configurations is developed in this thesis and shown to improve the BER performance over fading channels over the conventional LDPC structure.
Supervisor: Benaissa, Mohammed ; Liu, Wei Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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