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Revisiting the calculation of effective free distance of turbo codes

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<mark>Journal publication date</mark>3/01/2008
<mark>Journal</mark>Electronics Letters
Issue number1
Number of pages2
Pages (from-to)43-44
<mark>Original language</mark>English


The expression for the minimum Hamming weight of the output of a constituent convolutional encoder, when its input is a weight-2 sequence is revisited. The new expression particularly facilitates the calculation of the effective free distance of recently proposed schemes, namely non-systematic turbo codes and pseudo-randomly punctured turbo codes.