Stopping Rules for Duo-Binary Turbo Codes and Application to HomePlug AV
This paper focuses on the design of stopping rule criteria for duo-binary turbo codes. In particular, single-binary stopping rules are generalized and iteration/semi-iteration based criteria are developed. The proposed solutions are tested using the framework of HomePlug AV, which is the last generation technology for the in-home distribution of audio and video data over existing power-line wiring. In 1993, a new class of codes called Turbo codes, based on the parallel concatenation of two recursive convolutional codes separated by a turbo interleaver, was introduced by Berrou et al., showing near Shannon limit performance. Since their discovery, for at least five years, mainly single-binary encoders were considered.