The Mutations of Convolutional Coding (Around the Trellis)
In years past, it was somewhat difficult to make up one’s mind about the multiple types of error correcting coding schemes, which were categorized mainly into convolutional or block codes, with many variations in each family. Are there such great differences between all these codes? Without giving formal answers, this short paper translates a personal opinion that was initially conceived thanks to the ideas of Dave Forney.
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