A simple proof of threshold saturation for coupled vector recursions
Convolutional low-density parity-check (LDPC) codes (or spatially-coupled codes) have now been shown to achieve capacity on binary-input memoryless symmetric channels. The principle behind this surprising result is the threshold-saturation phenomenon, which is defined by the belief-propagation threshold of the spatially-coupled ensemble saturating to a fundamental threshold defined by the uncoupled system. Previously, the authors demonstrated that potential functions can be used to provide a simple proof of threshold saturation for coupled scalar recursions. In this paper, we present a simple proof of threshold saturation that applies to a wide class of coupled vector recursions. The conditions of the theorem are verified for the density-evolution equations of: (i) joint decoding of irregular LDPC codes for a Slepian-Wolf problem with erasures, (ii) joint decoding of irregular LDPC codes on an erasure multiple-access channel, and (iii) admissible protograph codes on the BEC. This proves threshold saturation for these systems. © 2012 IEEE.
Yedla, A; Jian, YY; Nguyen, PS; Pfister, HD
2012 Ieee Information Theory Workshop, Itw 2012
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