Asymptotic distance properties of binary woven convolutional codes

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Two constructions of binary concatenated convolutional codes are considered. In our previous work [Proc. 4th Int. Symp. Commun. Theory Appl., Lake District, UK (1997)] such codes were called woven convolutional codes. In the present paper, asymptotic lower bounds on active distances of woven convolutional codes are investigated. It is shown that these distances can be bounded from below by linearly growing functions with a strictly positive slope for all rates of concatenated codes, and the construction complexity of woven convolutional codes grows as an exponent of the memory of these codes.


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  • Electrical Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Information Engineering
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)311-326
JournalProblems of Information Transmission
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1999
Publication categoryResearch