Design and analysis of trellis codes for orthogonal signal sets Academic Article uri icon


  • This paper studies trellis codes to be used with orthogonal signal constellations. The intended application is in direct-sequence code-division multiple-access communication systems. The problem of designing good codes is addressed showing how to construct trellis codes from block codes with good burst-error detecting capabilities. Several examples are given resulting in codes equivalent to those found previously by computer search in [8]. The procedure presented can be done by hand and is applicable for designing codes with long constraint lengths and large signal sets where a computer search becomes prohibitive. Performance of such coded systems can be determined through transfer functions of the specific codes used. A general transfer function is given which provides a reasonable approximation to the actual transfer function of good codes. Thus, a first-order approximation to the performance of a given system can be determined without actually going through the process of designing and analyzing a specific code. 1995 IEEE

published proceedings

  • IEEE Transactions on Communications

author list (cited authors)

  • Miller, S. L.

citation count

  • 3

complete list of authors

  • Miller, SL

publication date

  • February 1995