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Symbol synchronization in convolutionally coded systems

Baumert, Leonard D. and McEliece, Robert J. and van Tilborg, Henk C. A. (1979) Symbol synchronization in convolutionally coded systems. IEEE Transactions on Information Theory, 25 (3). pp. 362-365. ISSN 0018-9448.

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Alternate symbol inversion is sometimes applied to the output of convolutional encoders to guarantee sufficient richness of symbol transition for the receiver symbol synchronizer. A bound is given for the length of the transition-free symbol stream in such systems, and those convolutional codes are characterized in which arbitrarily long transition free runs occur.

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Additional Information:© Copyright 1979 IEEE. Reprinted with permission. Manuscript received May 8, 1978, revised August 28, 1978. This paper presents the results of one phase of research carried out at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, under Contract NAS7-100, sponsored by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. The authors wish to thank M.K. Simon and J.G. Smith for bringing this problem to their attention and for suggesting several possible approaches.
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