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Convolutional Codes and Viterbi Algorithm

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Parallelly to the block codes, the convolutional codes are the second important family of error correcting codes. They are the most important subset of so called tree codes, where some additional limitations are imposed (finite memory order, time invariance, linearity). They were first introduced in the “systematic” form by Elias in 1955 [46] as an alternative to block codes.

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Ivaniš, P., Drajić, D. (2017). Convolutional Codes and Viterbi Algorithm. In: Information Theory and Coding - Solved Problems. Springer, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-49370-1_7

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