Applications of Forward Error Correction Coding to Digital Communications: Some Contributions from Notre Dame Faculty and Students
Dr. Lin-Nan Lee, Hughes Network Systems, LLC (HUGHES)
11:30 a.m., October 28, 2022 | Virtual - Zoom
Forward Error Correction (FEC) coding has been a key technology for the efficient digital communications we enjoy today. Notre Dame faculty and students have played a significant role in pioneering this technology and contributing to its popular use in the digital revolution over the past 60 years.
In this talk, I will highlight some of these contributions and reflect on their significance in the development of wireless and satellite communications. I will also describe a new usage of FEC for Non-Orthogonal Multiple Access (NOMA), which has sometimes been considered as part of the next generation of wireless technology.
Dr. Lin-Nan Lee, Vice President of Advance Development at Hughes Network Systems, LLC (HUGHES), leads research and technology development in disciplines such as channel coding, modulation, multiple access, signal processing and data compression. He has participated in developing Third Generation (3G), and Fifth Generation (5G) wireless communications standards; DVB-S2 and DVB-S2X satellite broadcast standards; and IEEE802.11.n wireless local area network (WLAN) standards. Dr. Lee contributed fundamental technologies—most notably in the turbo codes for 3G and 4G wireless and in the low-density parity check codes for DVB-S2/S2X and IEEE802.11.n.
Prior to joining Hughes, Dr. Lee worked for Communications Satellite Corporation (COMSAT) in various positions in the COMSAT Laboratory and as Chief Scientist of the COMSAT System Division. Prior to COMSAT, Dr. Lee worked at Linkabit Corporation developing an experimental packet satellite network linking the ARPANET and networks in UK and Norway over an Intelsat satellite.
Dr. Lee holds a B.S. from National Taiwan University and a M.S. and Ph.D. from the University of Notre Dame. A Life Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), he authored or co-authored more than 60 U.S. patents and dozens of journal and conference papers. In 2019, Dr. Lee was recognized for “Distinguished Contributions to Satellite Communications” by the Communications Society Satellite and Space Communications Technical Committee (COMSOC SSC-TC) of IEEE.