Short binary convolutional codes with maximal free distance for rates 2/3 and 3/4

Erik Paaske

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A search procedure is developed to find good short binary(N,N - 1)convolutional codes. It uses simple rules to discard from the complete ensemble of codes a large fraction whose free distanced_{free}either cannot achieve the maximum value or is equal tod_{free}of some code in the remaining set. Farther, the search among the remaining codes is started in a subset in which we expect the possibility of finding codes with large values ofd_{free}to be good. A number of short, optimum (in the sense of maximizingd_{free}), rate-2/3 and 3/4 codes found by the search procedure are listed.
Original languageEnglish
JournalI E E E Transactions on Information Theory
Issue number5
Pages (from-to)683-689
Publication statusPublished - 1974

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