Performance bounds for turbo-coded multiple antenna systems

Andrej Stefanov, Tolga M. Duman

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In this paper, we derive performance bounds for turbo-coded systems with transmit and receive antenna diversity. The bounds are derived by limiting the conditional union bound before averaging over the fading process. It is demonstrated that this approach provides a tight upper bound on the error probability of the turbo-coded multiple antenna systems. We also describe a method for deriving the weight-enumerating function of turbo-coded multiple antenna systems in order to take into account the presence of transmit and receive antenna diversity. Examples of the bounds are presented to illustrate their usefulness.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)374-381
Number of pages8
JournalIEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications
Issue number3
StatePublished - Apr 2003


  • Fading channels
  • Multiple-input-multiple-output (MIMO)
  • Performance bounds
  • Turbo codes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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