Convolutional Code Encoding class. More...
#include <gnuradio/fec/cc_encoder.h>
Public Member Functions  
bool  set_frame_size (unsigned int frame_size) override=0 
double  rate () override=0 
Public Member Functions inherited from gr::fec::generic_encoder  
virtual void  generic_work (void *in_buffer, void *out_buffer)=0 
int  unique_id () 
std::string  alias () 
virtual int  get_input_size ()=0 
virtual int  get_output_size ()=0 
virtual const char *  get_input_conversion () 
virtual const char *  get_output_conversion () 
generic_encoder (void)  
generic_encoder (std::string name)  
virtual  ~generic_encoder () 
Static Public Member Functions  
static generic_encoder::sptr  make (int frame_size, int k, int rate, std::vector< int > polys, int start_state=0, cc_mode_t mode=CC_STREAMING, bool padded=false) 
Additional Inherited Members  
Public Types inherited from gr::fec::generic_encoder  
typedef std::shared_ptr< generic_encoder >  sptr 
Public Attributes inherited from gr::fec::generic_encoder  
int  my_id 
std::string  d_name 
Static Public Attributes inherited from gr::fec::generic_encoder  
static int  base_unique_id 
Protected Attributes inherited from gr::fec::generic_encoder  
gr::logger_ptr  d_logger 
Convolutional Code Encoding class.
This class performs convolutional encoding for unpacked bits for frames of a constant length. This class is general in its application of the convolutional encoding and allows us to specify the constraint length, the coding rate, and the polynomials used in the coding process.
The parameter k
sets the constraint length directly. We set the coding rate by setting rate
to R given a desired rate of 1/R. That is, for a rate 1/2 coder, we would set rate
to 2. And the polynomial is specified as a vector of integers, where each integer represents the coding polynomial for a different arm of the code. The number of polynomials given must be the same as the value rate
.
The encoding object holds a shift register that takes in each bit from the input stream and then ANDs the shift register with each polynomial, and places the parity of the result into the output stream. The output stream is therefore also unpacked bits.
The encoder is set up with a number of bits per frame in the constructor. When not being used in a tagged stream mode, this encoder will only process frames of the length provided here. If used in a tagged stream block, this setting becomes the maximum allowable frame size that the block may process.
The mode
is a cc_mode_t that specifies how the convolutional encoder will behave and under what conditions.
start_state
between frames.A common convolutional encoder uses K=7, Rate=1/2, and the polynomials
Another encoder class is provided with grfec called the gr::fec::code::ccsds_encoder, which implements the above code that is more highly optimized for just those specific settings.

static 
Build a convolutional code encoding FEC API object.
frame_size  Number of bits per frame; must be > 1. If using in the tagged stream style, this is the maximum allowable number of bits per frame. 
k  Constraint length (K) of the encoder; must be in the range [2, 31]. K = 1 implies a code without memory which does not make sense; upper limit is due the way the polynomials of the code are passed in polys . 
rate  Inverse of the coder's rate; must be > 1. (rate=2 means 2 output bits per 1 input). 
polys  Vector of polynomials as integers. The least significant bit (LSB) denotes the coefficient of exponent zero of the coding polynomial. The position of the most significant set bit (zero based counting) is K1 . Note: this representation is reversed compared to the common representation as found in most books and references. The common representation puts the coefficient of the highest exponent into the LSB and the coefficient of exponent zero is the highest set bit. Example: The common binary representation of the Voyager code polynomials (see above) is 1011011 and 1111001; the octal representation is 133 and 171. For this block, the binary representation must be reversed: 1101101 and 1001111; octal this is 155 and 117; decimal this is 109 and 79. Some standards (e.g. CCSDS 131.0B3) require the inversion of some outputs. This is supported by providing the negative value of the polynomial, e.g. 109. 
start_state  Initialization state of the shift register; must be in range [0, 2^(K1)1] where K is the constraint length. The bits in start_state are also used to flush the encoder in mode 'CC_TERMINATED'. Note: Most books and references use a shift register shifting from left to right. This implementation, however, shifts from right to left. This means that the start state must be reversed. (The different shift direction is also the reason why the polynomials must be reversed as described above.) 
mode  cc_mode_t mode of the encoding. 
padded  true if the encoded frame should be padded to the nearest byte. 

overridepure virtual 
Returns the coding rate of this encoder.
Implements gr::fec::generic_encoder.

overridepure virtual 
Sets the uncoded frame size to frame_size
. If frame_size
is greater than the value given to the constructor, the frame size will be capped by that initial value and this function will return false. Otherwise, it returns true.
Implements gr::fec::generic_encoder.