Block decoder

`msg = decode(code,n,k,'`

`hamming/`

* fmt*',prim_poly)

msg = decode(code,n,k,'

`linear/`

`fmt`

msg = decode(code,n,k,'

`cyclic/`

`fmt`

`poly,trt`

)msg = decode(code,n,k)

[msg,err] = decode(...)

[msg,err,ccode] = decode(...)

[msg,err,ccode,cerr] = decode(...)

Input | Default Value |
---|---|

`fmt` | `binary` |

`prim_poly` | `gfprimdf(m)` where `n = 2^m-1` |

`genpoly` | `cyclpoly` `(n,k)` |

`trt ` | Uses `syndtable` to
create the syndrome decoding table associated with the method's parity-check
matrix |

The `decode`

function aims to recover messages
that were encoded using an error-correction coding technique. The
technique and the defining parameters must match those that were used
to encode the original signal.

The For All Syntaxes section on the `encode`

reference
page explains the meanings of `n`

and `k`

,
the possible values of * fmt*, and the possible
formats for

`code`

and `msg`

. You
should be familiar with the conventions described there before reading
the rest of this section. Using the `decode`

function
with an input argument `code`

that was `encode`

function might cause errors.`msg = decode(code,n,k,'`

decodes `hamming/`

* fmt*',prim_poly)

`code`

using
the Hamming method. For this syntax, `n`

must have
the form 2`k`

must equal `n`

-m. `prim_poly`

is
a row vector that gives the binary coefficients, in order of ascending
powers, of the primitive polynomial for GF(2`prim_poly`

is `gfprimdf`

`(`

m`)`

.
The decoding table that the function uses to correct a single error
in each codeword is `syndtable`

(`hammgen`

(m)).`msg = decode(code,n,k,'`

decodes `linear/`

* fmt*',genmat,trt)

`code`

,
which is a linear block code determined by the `k`

-by-`n`

generator
matrix `genmat`

. `genmat`

is required
as input. `decode`

tries to correct errors using
the decoding table `trt`

, where `trt`

is
a `2^(n-k)`

-by-`n`

matrix.`msg = decode(code,n,k,'`

decodes
the cyclic code `cyclic/`

* fmt*',gen

`poly,trt`

)`code`

and tries to correct errors
using the decoding table `trt`

, where `trt`

is
a `2^(n-k)`

-by-`n`

matrix. `genpoly`

is
a row vector that gives the coefficients, in order of ascending powers,
of the binary generator polynomial of the code. The default value
of `genpoly`

is `cyclpoly`

`(n,k)`

.
By definition, the generator polynomial for an [`n`

, `k`

]
cyclic code must have degree `n-k`

and must divide
x`-1`

.`msg = decode(code,n,k)`

is
the same as `msg = decode(code,n,k,'hamming/binary')`

.

`[msg,err] = decode(...)`

returns
a column vector `err`

that gives information about
error correction. If the code is a convolutional code, `err`

contains
the metric calculations used in the decoding decision process. For
other types of codes, a nonnegative integer in the rth row of `err`

indicates
the number of errors corrected in the rth *message* word;
a negative integer indicates that there are more errors in the rth
word than can be corrected.

`[msg,err,ccode] = decode(...)`

returns
the corrected code in `ccode`

.

`[msg,err,ccode,cerr] = decode(...)`

returns
a column vector `cerr`

whose meaning depends on the
format of `code`

:

If

`code`

is a binary vector, a nonnegative integer in the rth row of`vec2mat`

`cerr`

indicates the number of errors corrected in the rth*codeword*; a negative integer indicates that there are more errors in the rth codeword than can be corrected.If

`code`

is not a binary vector,`cerr = err`

.

On the reference page for `encode`

,
some of the example code illustrates the use of the `decode`

function.

The
example below illustrates the use of `err`

and `cerr`

when
the coding method is not convolutional code and the code is a binary
vector. The script encodes two five-bit messages using a cyclic code.
Each codeword has 15 bits. Errors are added to the first two bits
of the first codeword and the first bit of the second codeword. Then `decode`

is
used to recover the original message. As a result, the errors are
corrected. `err`

reflects the fact that the first *message* was
recovered after correcting two errors, while the second message was
recovered after correcting one error. `cerr`

reflects
the fact that the first *codeword* was decoded
after correcting two errors, while the second codeword was decoded
after correcting one error.

m = 4; n = 2^m-1; % Codeword length is 15. k = 5; % Message length msg = ones(10,1); % Two messages, five bits each code = encode(msg,n,k,'cyclic'); % Encode the message. % Now place two errors in first word and one error % in the second word. Create errors by reversing bits. noisycode = code; noisycode(1:2) = bitxor(noisycode(1:2),[1 1]'); noisycode(16) = bitxor(noisycode(16),1); % Decode and try to correct the errors. [newmsg,err,ccode,cerr] = decode(noisycode,n,k,'cyclic'); disp('Transpose of err is'); disp(err') disp('Transpose of cerr is'); disp(cerr')

The output is below.

Single-error patterns loaded in decoding table. 1008 rows remaining. 2-error patterns loaded. 918 rows remaining. 3-error patterns loaded. 648 rows remaining. 4-error patterns loaded. 243 rows remaining. 5-error patterns loaded. 0 rows remaining. Transpose of err is 2 1 Transpose of cerr is 2 1

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