The union bound for turbo-coded modulation systems over fading channels

Tolga M. Duman, Masoud Salehi

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We derive performance bounds for turbo-coded modulation systems over fading channels. We consider a Ricean fading channel model both with and without channel-state information (CSI). This model obviously includes Rayleigh fading channel as a special case. The bounds are extensions of similar bounds derived for additive white Gaussian noise channels. For the special case of a Rayleigh fading channel with CSI, we also derive a tighter version of the bound. We illustrate the use of the new bounds via some numerical examples.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1495-1502
Number of pages8
JournalIEEE Transactions on Communications
Issue number10
StatePublished - Oct 1999
Externally publishedYes


  • Error probability bounds
  • Fading channels
  • Parallel concatenated codes
  • Turbo-coded modulation
  • Turbo-codes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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