Four‐Dimensional Modulation With an Eight‐State Trellis Code


Journal Article

A trellis code is a “sliding window” method for encoding a binary data stream {ai}, ai = 0, 1, as a sequence of signal points drawn from Rn. The rule for assigning signal points depends on the state of the encoder. In this paper n = 4, and the signal points are 4‐tuples of odd integers. We describe an infinite family of eight‐state trellis codes. For k = 3, 4, 5, … we construct a trellis encoder with a rate of k bits/four‐dimensional signal. We propose that the codes with rates k = 8 and 12 be considered for use in modems designed to achieve data rates of 9.6 kb/s and 14.4 kb/s, respectively. © 1985 AT&T Technical Journal

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Calderbank, AR; Sloane, NJA

Published Date

  • January 1, 1985

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 64 / 5

Start / End Page

  • 1005 - 1018

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1538-7305

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 8756-2324

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1002/j.1538-7305.1985.tb00451.x

Citation Source

  • Scopus