Document Type

Article

Publication Date

3-1999

Abstract

In this correspondence, constructions of generalized concatenated (GC) codes with good rates and distances are presented. Some of the proposed GC codes have simpler trellis omplexity than Euclidean geometry (EG), Reed–Muller (RM), or Bose–Chaudhuri–Hocquenghem (BCH) codes of approximately the same rates and minimum distances, and in addition can be decoded with trellis-based multistage decoding up to their minimum distances. Several codes of the same length, dimension, and minimum distance as the best linear codes known are constructed.

Comments

Published in IEEE Transactions on Information Theory.March 1999: 45 (2): 725-731.

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At the time of publication Robert H. Morelos-Zaragoza was not yet affiliated with San Jose State University.