Sequential decoding of tailbiting convolutional codes for packet data on Rayleigh fading channels
Paper in proceedings, 1999
Sequential decoding of long constraint length convolutional codes is proposed for hybrid automatic repeat request packet data transmission on a Rayleigh fading channel, and computational complexity (the timeout condition) is applied for error detection. In order to improve the throughput, tailbiting codes are used. Furthermore, a method for estimating the initial state of the encoder is described, and for most packet lengths this scheme yields negligible loss compared to the case with a known tail. Although interleaving must be performed over one packet only, high throughput is maintained also for correlated fading. A throughput of 0.90 at a signal to noise ratio per coded bit of 15 dB shows this coding scheme to be competitive for wireless packet data services.