Error performance analysis of multilevel turbo-code with antenna diversity

D. Cui, A. M. Haimovich, H. Chen

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A channel coding scheme is analyzed that features parallel concatenated systematic space-time codes with multilevel modulation and multiple transmit/receive antennas. The scheme is referred to as turbo space-time coded modulation (turbo-STCM). It combines the advantages of turbo codes with the diversity of space-time codes. The scheme features full diversity and full rate. In this paper, we also extend turbo-STCM to large number of antenna (gt; 2) cases. Simulation results are provided over the block-fading channel. It is shown that this turbo scheme provides an advantage of 1.1 dB over conventional space-time codes of similar decoding complexity. The analytical union bound of the bit error probability is derived for turbo-STCM over the Rayleigh block-fading channel. The bound makes it possible to express the performance analysis of turbo-STCM in terms of the properties of the constituent space-time codes. The union bound is demonstrated for 8-PSK turbo-STCM with two transmit antennas and one/two receive antennas.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1299-1303
Number of pages5
JournalIEEE Vehicular Technology Conference
Issue number54ND
StatePublished - 2001
EventIEEE 54th Vehicular Technology Conference (VTC FALL 2001) - Atlantic City, NJ, United States
Duration: Oct 7 2001Oct 11 2001

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

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


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