AuthorsK. J. Hole
Title Cosets of convolutional codes with short maximum zero-run lengths
Afilliation, Communication Systems
Project(s)Simula UiB
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication1995
JournalIEEE Transactions on Information Theory
KeywordsConvolutional codes, encoding, Error correction, Hamming distance

Communication systems and storage systems derive symbol synchronization from the received symbol stream. To facilitate symbol synchronization, the channel sequences must have a short maximum zero-run length. One way to achieve this is to use a coset of an (n, k) convolutional code to generate the channel inputs. For k⩽n-2, it is shown that there exist cosets with short maximum zero-run length for any constraint length. Any coset of an (n, n-1) code with high rate and/or large constraint length is shown to have a large maximum zero-run length. A systematic procedure for obtaining cosets with short maximum zero-run length from (n, k) codes is presented, and new cosets with short maximum zero-run length and large minimum Hamming distance are tabulated

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