Browsing International Telemetering Conference Proceedings, Volume 43 (2007) by Authors
LOW DENSITY PARITY CHECK CODES FOR TELEMETRY APPLICATIONSHayes, Bob; L-3 Communications Cincinnati Electronics (International Foundation for Telemetering, 2007-10)Next generation satellite communication systems require efficient coding schemes that enable high data rates, require low overhead, and have excellent bit error rate performance. A newly rediscovered class of block codes called Low Density Parity Check (LDPC) codes has the potential to revolutionize forward error correction (FEC) because of the very high coding rates. This paper presents a brief overview of LDPC coding and decoding. An LDPC algorithm developed by Goddard Space Flight Center is discussed, and an overview of an accompanying VHDL development by L-3 Communications Cincinnati Electronics is presented.