A note on tailbiting codes and their feedback encoders

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Tailbiting codes encoded by feedback convolutional encoders are studied. A condition for when tailbiting will work is given and it Is described how the encoder starting state can be obtained for feedback encoders in both controller and observer canonical forms. Finally, results from a search for systematic feedback encoders that encode tailbiting codes with good decoding bit error probabilities are presented.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)529-534
JournalIEEE Transactions on Information Theory
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2002

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The information about affiliations in this record was updated in December 2015.
The record was previously connected to the following departments: Department of Information Technology (011014001)

Subject classification (UKÄ)

  • Electrical Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Information Engineering


  • systematic feedback convolutional encoders
  • convolutional codes
  • tailbiting trellis encoders


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