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Non-binary LDPC Decoder for Deep-Space Optical Communications

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Short Description

Reliable wireless communication is always challenging, but especially so if one of the termials is located in deep space. In order to realize a communication link between a deep-space probe and a receiver on earth optical systems are currently being tested. A critical component in such a deep-space optical communication link is error correction, since the correct recovery of heavily attenuated signals is of utmost importance. In this project a non-binary LDPC code shall be examined for this purpose. The goal of this project is evaluating the performance of this code and developing an efficient decoding architecture. This project can be done as both, a semester or a master thesis. A semester project would focus mostly on simulation and evaluation and during a master project the complete decoder could be implemented and tested on an FPGA.

Status: Available

Looking for 1-2 Semester/Master students
Contact: Sandro Belfanti


MATLAB and VHDL is an advantage
Interest in communications / error correcting codes


50% Theory/Simulation
30% RTL Design
20% VHDL Implementation


Qiuting Huang