Weighted nonbinary repeat-accumulate codes

  title={Weighted nonbinary repeat-accumulate codes},
  author={Kyeongcheol Yang},
  journal={IEEE Transactions on Information Theory},
Repeat-accumulate (RA) codes are random-like codes having remarkably good performance over an additive white Gaussian noise (AWGN) channel, like turbo and low-density parity-check (LDPC) codes. In this correspondence, we introduce an ensemble of random codes called "weighted nonbinary repeat-accumulate (WNRA) codes" whose encoder consists of a nonbinary repeater, a weighter, a pseudorandom symbol interleaver, and an accumulator over a finite field GF(q). They can be decoded in a simple way by… CONTINUE READING