Chapter 3. Convolutional Codes

  1. André Neubauer1,
  2. Jürgen Freudenberger2 and
  3. Volker Kühn3

Published Online: 2 OCT 2007

DOI: 10.1002/9780470519837.ch3

Coding Theory: Algorithms, Architectures, and Applications

Coding Theory: Algorithms, Architectures, and Applications

How to Cite

Neubauer, A., Freudenberger, J. and Kühn, V. (2007) Convolutional Codes, in Coding Theory: Algorithms, Architectures, and Applications, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470519837.ch3

Author Information

  1. 1

    Münster University of Applied Sciences, Germany

  2. 2

    HTWG Konstanz, University of Applied Sciences, Germany

  3. 3

    University of Rostock, Germany

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 2 OCT 2007
  2. Published Print: 5 OCT 2007

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470028612

Online ISBN: 9780470519837

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Keywords:

  • binary convolutional codes;
  • convolutional encoder state diagram;
  • punctured code encoder;
  • Viterbi algorithm and trellis diagram;
  • error event notion;
  • input–output weight enumerating function;
  • application of puncturing;
  • Soft-Input Soft-Output (SISO) decoding methods

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Encoding of Convolutional Codes

  • Trellis Diagram and the Viterbi Algorithm

  • Distance Properties and Error Bounds

  • Soft-input Decoding

  • Soft-output Decoding

  • Convolutional Coding in Mobile Communications

  • Summary