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LDGM Codes for Channel Coding and Joint Source-Channel Coding of Correlated Sources

EURASIP Journal on Advances in Signal Processing20052005:178231

  • Received: 2 October 2003
  • Published:


We propose a coding scheme based on the use of systematic linear codes with low-density generator matrix (LDGM codes) for channel coding and joint source-channel coding of multiterminal correlated binary sources. In both cases, the structures of the LDGM encoder and decoder are shown, and a concatenated scheme aimed at reducing the error floor is proposed. Several decoding possibilities are investigated, compared, and evaluated. For different types of noisy channels and correlation models, the resulting performance is very close to the theoretical limits.

Keywords and phrases:

  • channel coding
  • LDPC codes
  • LDGM codes
  • iterative decoding
  • correlated sources
  • joint source-channel coding

Authors’ Affiliations

Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Delaware, Newark, DE 19716, USA


© W. Zhong and J. Garcia-Frias 2005

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