Trellis coding is not a way of sending cryptic messages with rose
bushes, but a branch of error control coding. Schlegel offers a
unified overview of it and its development trellis-coded modulation,
which is widely used in telecommunications. His emphasis is
theoretical, but some of the chapters are more practice oriented,
presenting algorithms and simulation results. Among the aspects he
considers are communication theory, convolutional codes, performance
bounds, decoding strategies, link-to-block codes, and turbo codes.
Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.