SHY-FEC: Shaped Hybrid Forward Error Correction

Project: Research direct

Project Details


High-performance, low-power-consumption coded modulation techniques are crucial for next-generation optical and wireless communications. These requirements cannot be met at the same time with hard-decision or soft-decision forward error correction (FEC) codes. The EU-funded SHY-FEC project is proposing a breakthrough scheme that combines the high-performance property of soft-decision decoding and low-power-consumption property of hard-decision decoding. This hybrid FEC decoding structure combined with low-complexity constellation shaping will be a very attractive solution for high-speed communications, both for wireless and fibre-optic communication systems. The ultimate goal is to use this new approach to achieve comparable performance to the state-of-the-art soft-decision FEC codes, but with at least one order of magnitude lower energy consumption.

SHY-FEC is financed by the European Research Council Proof of Concept (ERC-PoC) funding, connected to the FUN-NOTCH project.

Layman's description

This project studies the technical feasibility of our previously-introduced hybrid decoding and low-complexity shaping algorithms based on hardware implementations.
Effective start/end date1/01/2130/06/22