We investigate the use of Gallager's low-density parity-check (LDPC) codes in a degraded broadcast channel, one of the fundamental models in network information theory. Combining linear codes is a standard technique in practical network communication schemes and is known to provide better performance than simple time sharing methods when algebraic codes are used. The statistical physics based analysis shows that the practical performance of the suggested method, achieved by employing the belief propagation algorithm, is superior to that of LDPC based time sharing codes while the best performance, when received transmissions are optimally decoded, is bounded by the time sharing limit.
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- low-density parity-check
- degraded broadcast channel
- belief propagation algorithm
Nakamura, K., Kabashima, Y., Morelos-Zaragoza, R., & Saad, D. (2003). Statistical mechanics of broadcast channels using low-density parity-check codes. Physical Review E, 67, . https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevE.67.036703