Performance analysis of forward error correcting codes in IPTV

Sung Won Kim, Sun Young Kim, Saejoon Kim, Jun Heo

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In recent years the forward error correction (FEC) schemes at the binary erasure channel have been researched for many applications including DVB-H and IPTV systems. In most cases the packet-level FEC strategies are implemented by either Reed-Solomon (RS) codes at the link layer or Raptor codes at the application layer. Recently an enhanced decoding method for RS codes was presented. The enhanced-decoding scheme is a combination of erasure and error decoding. In this paper we consider the performance comparison of the enhanced-decoding RS code at the link layer and Raptor code at the application layer in the burst mode transmission to give a guidance of FEC scheme for IPTV application. It is noted that the efficient Raptor decoding algorithm makes it possible to broadcast multimedia data more reliable and faster.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)376-380
Number of pages5
JournalIEEE Transactions on Consumer Electronics
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2008 May

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
This work was supported in part by the KOSEF grant funded by the Korea government (MOST) (R01-2005-000-11064-0) and by the MIC, Korea, under ITRC support program supervised by the IITA (2007-C1090-0701-0045).


  • Decoding
  • Encoding
  • Forward error correction
  • IPTV
  • Multimedia communication
  • Parity check codes
  • Throughput

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Media Technology
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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