Computing the performance of fano and stack decoders using importance sampling

Khaled Letaief, K. Muhammad

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An exact analysis method for the evaluation of the bit error rate of coded communication systems which employ the Fano and stack decoders is presented. The proposed method is an extremely efficient importance sampling scheme which substantially reduces the required number of conventional Monte Carlo simulation runs.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1447-1449
Number of pages3
JournalElectronics Letters
Issue number15
Publication statusPublished - 16 Jul 1992
Externally publishedYes



  • Codes and coding
  • Information theory

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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