This paper presents a new sequential decoding algorithm based on dynamic searching strategy to improve decoding efficiency. The searching strategy is to exploit both sorting and path recording techniques. By means of sorting, we can identify the correct path in a very fast way and then, by path recording, we can recover the bit sequence without degrading decoding performance. We also develop a conditional resetting scheme to overcome the buffer overflow problem encountered in conventional sequential decoding algorithms. Simulation results show that for a given code, decoding efficiency remains the same as that obtained from maximum likelihood function by appropriately selecting sorting length and decoding depth. In addition, this algorithm can be mapped onto an area-efficient VLSI architecture to implement long constraint length convolutional decoders for high-speed digital communications.
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Proceedings - IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems|
|State||Published - 30 May 1994|
|Event||Proceedings of the 1994 IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems. Part 3 (of 6) - London, England|
Duration: 30 May 1994 → 2 Jun 1994