Parameter estimation of block and helical scan interleavers in the presence of bit errors
Madhukumar, A. S.
Ng, Wee Teck
See, Chong Meng Samson
Date of Issue2016
School of Computer Science and Engineering
In data communication and digital storage applications, interleaver, which rearranges the encoded data stream, follows the channel encoder to prevent burst errors. In general, forward error correction (FEC) codes provide protection against randomly distributed errors, whereas interleaver provides protection against error bursts. To de-interleave the interleaved data, accurate information about the interleaver parameters is required at the receiver. However, in non-cooperative context, the parameters are either not known or only partially known at the receiver. Therefore, blind/semi-blind estimation of interleaver parameters is mandatory at the receiver in order to successfully de-interleave the interleaved data. In this context, this paper proposes innovative algorithms for the estimation of interleaver parameters such as interleaver period (or size of the interleaver matrix), number of rows and columns of the interleaver matrix, and helical array step size in the presence of bit errors provided the knowledge of type of interleaver is known at the receiver. In addition, it has been assumed that the block and helical scan interleavers follow a convolutional encoder.
Digital Signal Processing
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