On the code distance of a woven block code construction
In this paper we propose a woven block code construction based on two convolutional outer codes and a single inner code. We proved lower and upper bounds on this construction's code distance. The lower bound is shown to be higher than the product of the free distances of inner and outer constituent codes. Since this construction uses well-developed convolutional constituent codes, we believe that it would be competitive to turbo codes in the future mobile communication systems.