Date Added: Mar 2012
In this paper, the authors analyze the performance of several bit-interleaving strategies applied to Non-Binary Low-Density Parity-Check (LDPC) codes over the Rayleigh fading channel. The technique of bit-interleaving used over fading channel introduces diversity which could provide important gains in terms of frame error probability and detection. This paper demonstrates the importance of the way of implementing the bit-interleaving, and proposes a design of an optimized bit-inter-leaver inspired from the Progressive Edge Growth algorithm. This optimization algorithm depends on the topological structure of a given LDPC code and can also be applied to any degree distribution and code realization.