A distance approach to window decoding
Publikation/Tidskrift/Serie: Problems of Information Transmission
In convolutional coding, code sequences have infinite length; thus, a maximum-likelihood decoder implies an infinite delay. Due to memory and delay constraints in practical coding schemes, convolutional codes often are either terminated or decoded by a window decoder. When a window decoder is used, the convolutional code sequence is not terminated; instead, the window decoder estimates information digits after receiving a finite number of noise-corrupted code symbols, thereby keeping the decoding delay short. An exact characterization of the error-correcting capability of window decoded convolutional codes is given by using active distances of convolutional codes.
- Technology and Engineering
- ISSN: 0032-9460