Electrical & Computer Engineering, Department of


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Journal of Electrical and Computer Engineering Volume 2010, Article ID 862392, 2 pages


Copyright © 2010 Christian Schlegel et al.

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Iterative signal processing in communications has experienced an explosive rise in popularity in recent years. The catalytic origins of this paradigm-shifting new philosophy among communications experts can be traced to the invention of turbo coding, and the subsequent rediscovery of low-density parity check (LDPC) coding, both in the field of error control coding. Both systems rely on iterative decoding algorithms to achieve their astounding performance. However, iterative signal processing is not confined to the decoding of error control codes and rather quickly spread to many other possible applications. The purpose of this special issue is to examine the concept of iterative signal processing, highlight its potential, and draw the attention of communications engineers to this fascinating topic.