Finite-Length Scaling of Turbo-Like Code Ensembles on the Binary Erasure Channel
A possibility of estimating the finite-length performance of sparse-graph code ensembles gives two opportunities: to compare different codes of the same length in a context very close to real, practical applications and to perform the parameter optimization for a given code length . We need a finite-length approximation that is valid for any code ensemble. The scaling approach seems to be a tool, general enough to provide such an approximation. However, the analytical derivation of parameters of the scaling approximation has been successful only for LDPC codes ; despite several attempts , , no such result was proposed for other code ensembles.