Skew convolutional codes

Vladimir Sidorenko, Wenhui Li, Onur Günlü, Gerhard Kramer

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A new class of convolutional codes, called skew convolutional codes, that extends the class of classical fixed convolutional codes, is proposed. Skew convolutional codes can be represented as periodic time-varying convolutional codes but have a description as compact as fixed convolutional codes. Designs of generator and parity check matrices, encoders, and code trellises for skew convolutional codes and their duals are shown. For memoryless channels, one can apply Viterbi or BCJR decoding algorithms, or a dualized BCJR algorithm, to decode skew convolutional codes.

Original languageEnglish
Article number1364
Pages (from-to)1-17
Number of pages17
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2020


  • Convolutional codes
  • Dual codes
  • Skew polynomials
  • Time-varying codes
  • Trellises


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