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Mathematical Problems in Engineering
Volume 2016 (2016), Article ID 3013504, 6 pages
Research Article

Blind Recognition of Binary BCH Codes for Cognitive Radios

School of Mechatronics Engineering and Automation, National University of Defense Technology, Deya Road, Changsha, Hunan 410073, China

Received 15 June 2015; Revised 24 November 2015; Accepted 24 November 2015

Academic Editor: Antonino Laudani

Copyright © 2016 Jing Zhou and Zhiping Huang. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


A novel algorithm of blind recognition of Bose-Chaudhuri-Hocquenghem (BCH) codes is proposed to solve the problem of Adaptive Coding and Modulation (ACM) in cognitive radio systems. The recognition algorithm is based on soft decision situations. The code length is firstly estimated by comparing the Log-Likelihood Ratios (LLRs) of the syndromes, which are obtained according to the minimum binary parity check matrixes of different primitive polynomials. After that, by comparing the LLRs of different minimum polynomials, the code roots and generator polynomial are reconstructed. When comparing with some previous approaches, our algorithm yields better performance even on very low Signal-Noise-Ratios (SNRs) with lower calculation complexity. Simulation results show the efficiency of the proposed algorithm.