Concatenated codes with convolutional inner and outer codes

  • Uwe Dettmar
  • Ulrich K. Sorger
  • Victor. V. Zyablov
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 829)


In this paper a short description of concatenated codes with inner convolutional codes is given. The distance parameters of such codes can be estimated using the extended row and column distances of the inner and outer codes.


Convolutional Code Unit Memory Information Symbol Code Symbol Outer Code 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Uwe Dettmar
    • 1
  • Ulrich K. Sorger
    • 1
  • Victor. V. Zyablov
    • 2
  1. 1.Institut für Netzwerk- und SignaltheorieTechnische Hochschule DarmstadtDarmstadtFR Germany
  2. 2.Institute for Problem of Information TransmissionRussian Academy of ScienceMoscowRussia

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