An automatic procedure to construct the optimal soft-decision quantizers and branch metrics for Viterbi decoders

Tan F. Wong*, David J. Skellern, L. H C Lee

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Abstract

In this paper, an automatic procedure is developed to construct the optimal soft-decision quantizer and branch metric, based on the cutoff rate criterion, for the Viterbi decoder over any memoryless channel. As only samples of the received symbols are required, this procedure finds applications in many practical channels.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationConference Proceedings of the International Symposium on Signals, Systems and Electronics
Place of PublicationPiscataway, N.J.
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Pages423-426
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)0780325168
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Oct 1995
EventProceedings of the 1995 3rd URSI International Symposium on Signals, Systems and Electronics, ISSSE'95 - San Francisco, CA, USA
Duration: 25 Oct 199527 Oct 1995

Other

OtherProceedings of the 1995 3rd URSI International Symposium on Signals, Systems and Electronics, ISSSE'95
CitySan Francisco, CA, USA
Period25/10/9527/10/95

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