In this letter, we propose a fast and accurate technique to estimate the error floor of variable-regular low-density parity-check (LDPC) codes under quantized iterative decoding algorithms. The technique, which is based on enumerating the dominant elementary trapping sets of the code, provides significant improvement over existing methods in terms of speed and accuracy.

elementary trapping sets, error floor, error floor estimation, Low-density parity-check (LDPC) codes, quantized iterative decoders, trapping sets
IEEE Communications Letters
Department of Systems and Computer Engineering

Tolouei, S. (Sina), & Banihashemi, A. (2014). Fast and accurate error floor estimation of quantized iterative decoders for variable-regular LDPC codes. IEEE Communications Letters, 18(8), 1283–1286. doi:10.1109/LCOMM.2014.2331070