IEEE Trans. Inf. Theory

Multiple-Layer Integrated Interleaved Codes: A Class of Hierarchical Locally Recoverable Codes

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The traditional definition of Integrated Interleaved (II) codes generally assumes that the component nested codes are either Reed-Solomon (RS) or shortened Reed-Solomon codes. By taking general classes of codes, we present a recursive construction of Extended Integrated Interleaved (EII) codes into multiple layers, a problem that brought attention in literature for II codes. The multiple layer approach allows for a hierarchical scheme where each layer of the code provides for a different locality. In particular, we present the erasure-correcting capability of the new codes and we show that they are ideally suited as Locally Recoverable codes (LRC) due to their hierarchical locality and the small finite field required by the construction. Properties of the multiple layer EII codes, like their minimum distance and dimension, as well as their erasure decoding algorithms, parity-check matrices and performance analysis, are provided and illustrated with examples. Finally, we will observe that the parity-check matrices of high layer EII codes have low density.


01 Aug 2022


IEEE Trans. Inf. Theory