Permutation trellis codes

Hendrik C. Ferreira, A. J.Han Vinck, Theo G. Swart, Ian de Beer

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We introduce the new concept of permutation trellis codes and present a generalized construction procedure, applying our technique of distance-preserving mappings. Minimum-distance decoding follows naturally, using the Viterbi algorithm. We furthermore investigate the performance of these codes when combined with multitone frequency-shift keying modulation and noncoherent detection in a diversity scheme, to make transmissions robust against narrowband, broadband, and background noise disturbances, such as those encountered in power-line communications.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1782-1789
Number of pages8
JournalIEEE Transactions on Communications
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2005


  • Channel coding
  • Convolutional codes
  • Frequency-shift keying (FSK)
  • Interference suppression

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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