SISO Decoding of Z4 Linear Kerdock and Preparata Codes

Aleksandar Minja, Vojin Šenk
Computer Science, Information Theory, Information Theory (cs.IT)
IEEE Transactions on Communications, vol. 70, no. 3, pp. 1497-1507, March 2022
2023-11-30 00:00:00
Some nonlinear codes, such as Kerdock and Preparata codes, can be represented as binary images under the Gray map of linear codes over rings. This paper introduces MAP decoding of Kerdock and Preparata codes by working with their quaternary representation (linear codes over Z4 ) with the complexity of O(N2log2N), where N is the code length in Z4. A sub-optimal bitwise APP decoder with good error-correcting performance and complexity of O(Nlog2N) that is constructed using the decoder lifting technique is also introduced. This APP decoder extends upon the original lifting decoder by working with likelihoods instead of hard decisions and is not limited to Kerdock and Preparata code families. Simulations show that our novel decoders significantly outperform several popular decoders in terms of error rate.
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