Turbo equalization scheme between partial response maximum likelihood detector and Viterbi decoder for 2/4 modulation code in holographic data storage systems

Gyuyeol Kong, Sooyong Choi

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A turbo equalization scheme for holographic data storage (HDS) systems is proposed. The proposed turbo equalization procedure is conducted between a one-dimensional (1D) partial response maximum likelihood (PRML) detector and the joint Viterbi decoder by exchanging a priori and extrinsic information. In the joint Viterbi decoder, the modulation and convolutional decoding is performed simultaneously by mapping a 2/4 modulation symbol onto the trellis of the convolutional code to reduce the complexity of the decoding procedure and improve the decoding capability for the iterative equalization and decoding. In addition, since the channel model is described as the two-dimensional convolution in HDS systems, the 1D PRML detector is performed in the vertical direction and the joint Viterbi decoder is performed in the horizontal direction to maximize the performance gains. The simulation result shows that the proposed turbo equalization scheme has the better bit error rate performances as the number of iterations increases.

Original languageEnglish
Article number08JB07
JournalJapanese journal of applied physics
Issue number8 PART 3
Publication statusPublished - 2012 Aug 1


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  • Engineering(all)
  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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