Burst error identification for turbo- and LDPC-coded magnetic recording systems

Mustafa N. Kaynak, Tolga M. Duman, Erozan M. Kurtas

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

6 Scopus citations


Although turbo- and low-density parity check (LDPC) codes provide very low bit-error rates, when these inner codes are used in conjunction with an outer error correction code (ECC), the overall recording system performance is based on the sector failure rates. Therefore, it is crucial to identify the blocks having more errors than the ECC correction capability. In this paper, we introduce several "burst error identification" techniques for turbo and LDPC codes. We discuss the effectiveness and the drawbacks of these methods over additive white Gaussian noise and partial response channels.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)3087-3089
Number of pages3
JournalIEEE Transactions on Magnetics
Issue number4 II
StatePublished - Jul 2004


  • Burst error
  • Low-density parity check (LDPC)
  • Magnetic recording channels
  • Turbo codes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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


Dive into the research topics of 'Burst error identification for turbo- and LDPC-coded magnetic recording systems'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this