This paper presents a Rate-Compatible Block Turbo Code (RC-BTC) with increased transmission capacity. The proposed RC-BTC uses a new algorithm called information augmenting scheme, and can achieve a higher code rate than conventional one. A new Error Location Finding (ELF) Decoding Algorithm is introduced to solve the decoding problem of the information augmenting scheme. As a result, a novel error-correcting capability of the BTC-applied Chase-ELF Hybrid Decoder, combining the previous Chase-Pyndiah algorithm and the proposed ELF algorithm, is demonstrated via Monte-Carlo simulation. In addition, the proposed code maximally increases the transmission capacity with the Chase-ELF Hybrid decoder using an information augmenting scheme.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Electrical and Electronic Engineering
- Computer Science Applications