Error performance analysis of turbo space-time coded modulation over fading channels

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In this paper, we derive performance bounds for a turbo space-time coded modulation (turbo-STCM) scheme over Rayleigh block-fading channels with multiple transmit and multiple receive antennas. The performance bounds are based on the union bound. It is shown that a subset of dominant error paths provide a good approximation of the bound thereby alleviating the computational effort involved in computing the full union bound. The bound is expressed in terms of parameters of the individual space-time codes that make up the turbo-STCM code, interleaver length, number of transmit/receive antennas, the squared Euclidean distance spectra, and the statistical properties of the channel. The theoretical expressions are demonstrated by a close match with simulation results. This bound provides researchers with a useful analytical tool for the design and analysis of turbo space-time codes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2809-2813
Number of pages5
JournalIEEE International Conference on Communications
StatePublished - 2001
EventInternational Conference on Communications (ICC2001) - Helsinki, Finland
Duration: Jun 11 2000Jun 14 2000

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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