Antonia Wachter

Universität Ulm, Ulm, Baden-Württemberg, Germany

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Publications (5)2.92 Total impact

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    A. Zeh, A. Wachter, S. Bezzateev
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    ABSTRACT: A new bound on the distance of binary cyclic codes is proposed. The approach is based on the representation of a subset of the roots of the generator polynomial by a rational function. A new bound on the minimum distance is proven and several classes of binary cyclic codes are identified. For some classes of codes, this bound is better than the known bounds (e.g. BCH or Hartmann-Tzeng bound). Furthermore, a quadratic-time decoding algorithm up to this new bound is developed.
    Information Theory Proceedings (ISIT), 2011 IEEE International Symposium on; 09/2011
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    Alexander Zeh, Antonia Wachter, Sergey Bezzateev
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    ABSTRACT: A new lower bound on the minimum distance of q-ary cyclic codes is proposed. This bound improves upon the Bose-Chaudhuri-Hocquenghem (BCH) bound and, for some codes, upon the Hartmann-Tzeng (HT) bound. Several Boston bounds are special cases of our bound. For some classes of codes the bound on the minimum distance is refined. Furthermore, a quadratic-time decoding algorithm up to this new bound is developed. The determination of the error locations is based on the Euclidean Algorithm and a modified Chien search. The error evaluation is done by solving a generalization of Forney's formula.
    IEEE Transactions on Information Theory 05/2011; 58(6):3951-3960. · 2.62 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: (Partial) Unit Memory ((P)UM) codes provide a powerful possibility to construct convolutional codes based on block codes in order to achieve a high decoding performance. In this contribution, a construction based on Gabidulin codes is considered. This construction requires a modified rank metric, the so-called sum rank metric. For the sum rank metric, the free rank distance, the extended row rank distance and its slope are defined analogous to the extended row distance in Hamming metric. Upper bounds for the free rank distance and the slope of (P)UM codes in the sum rank metric are derived and an explicit construction of (P)UM codes based on Gabidulin codes is given, achieving the upper bound for the free rank distance.
    Problems of Information Transmission 02/2011; · 0.30 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: We present and prove the correctness of an efficient algorithm that provides a basis for all solutions of a key equation in order to decode Gabidulin (G-) codes up to a given radius tau. This algorithm is based on a symbolic equivalent of the Euclidean Algorithm (EA) and can be applied for decoding of G-codes beyond half the minimum rank distance. If the key equation has a unique solution, our algorithm reduces to Gabidulin's decoding algorithm up to half the minimum distance. If the solution is not unique, we provide a basis for all solutions of the key equation. Our algorithm has time complexity O(tau^2) and is a generalization of the modified EA by Bossert and Bezzateev for Reed-Solomon codes. Comment: accepted for ISIT 2010, Austin, TX, USA
    06/2010;
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    S. Kampf, A. Wachter, M. Bossert
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    ABSTRACT: We present an algorithm for decoding Reed-Solomon codes beyond half the minimum distance by using reliability information which is based on the extended Euclidean algorithm. The algorithm constitutes a Generalized Minimum Distance decoder since the reliability information is used to declare erasures in certain positions in the received word. We describe two methods to reduce the decoding complexity of this decoder.
    Source and Channel Coding (SCC), 2010 International ITG Conference on; 02/2010