Turbo coded modulation for wireless communications with antenna diversity

Andrej Stefanov, Tolga M. Duman

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Abstract

We propose to use turbo codes for wireless communication systems with multiple transmit and receive antennas over Rayleigh fading channels. We show that a simple, arbitrarily picked, turbo coded modulation scheme with a sub-optimal decoding algorithm outperforms the space-time codes [1, 2] significantly. We present examples for both block and fast fading channels, and observe gains as high as 8 dB at a bit error rate of 10-5 for large interleaver lengths, suitable for data communications. Furthermore, we show that, depending on the channel model, the turbo code block size can be chosen small enough to be suitable for speech applications, and still offer a significant performance improvement in terms of bit and frame error rates.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationIEEE VTS 50th Vehicular Technology Conference, VTC 1999-Fall
Pages1565-1569
Number of pages5
Edition3
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 1999
EventIEEE VTS 50th Vehicular Technology Conference, VTC 1999-Fall - Amsterdam, Netherlands
Duration: Sep 19 1999Sep 22 1999

Publication series

NameIEEE Vehicular Technology Conference
Number3
Volume50
ISSN (Print)1550-2252

Other

OtherIEEE VTS 50th Vehicular Technology Conference, VTC 1999-Fall
Country/TerritoryNetherlands
CityAmsterdam
Period9/19/999/22/99

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Applied Mathematics

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