Kirkman systems and their application in perpendicular magnetic recording

Bane Vasic, Erozan M. Kurtas, Alexander V. Kuznetsov

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A novel class of a very high-rate low-density parity check codes is introduced, and investigated in the context of its application in a perpendicular magnetic recording system. New codes are well structured and, unlike random codes, can lead to a very low-complexity implementation. A systematic way of constructing codes is based on Kirkman systems. A hardware efficient encoding algorithm is proposed. The bit-error-rate characteristics are characterized by simulation of the soft iterative decoding in perpendicular magnetic read channel with different partial response targets and types of noise.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1705-1710
Number of pages6
JournalIEEE Transactions on Magnetics
Issue number4 I
StatePublished - Jul 2002


  • Iterative decoding
  • Low-density parity check codes
  • Partial response channels
  • Storage systems

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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