—Raptor codes are a class of concatenated codes composed of a fixed-rate precode and a Luby-transform (LT) code that can be used as rateless error-correcting codes over communication channels. These codes have the atypical features of dynamic code-rate, highly irregular Tanner graph check-degree distribution, random LT-code structure, and LT-precode… (More)
—A family of architecture-aware Raptor codes is constructed. The proposed construction scheme is targeted to design rate-compatible structured codes that span a wide range of rates and block sizes while still having hardware-efficient decoder implementations.
A novel inter-frame coding approach to the problem of varying channel-state conditions in broadcast wireless communication is developed in this paper; this problem causes the appropriate code-rate to vary across different transmitted frames and different receivers as well. The main aspect of the proposed approach is that it incorporates an iterative… (More)
A Raptor code is a concatenation of a fixed rate precode and a Luby-Transform (LT) code that can be used as a rateless error-correcting code over communication channels. By definition, Raptor codes are characterized by irregularity features such as dynamic rate, check-degree variability, and joint coding, which make the design of hardware-efficient decoders… (More)
Decoder architectures for architecture-aware Raptor codes having regular message access-and-processing patterns are presented. Rap-tor codes are a class of concatenated codes composed of a fixed-rate precode and a Luby-Transform (LT) code that can be used as rate-less error-correcting codes over communication channels. In the proposed approach, the decoding… (More)