On the performance of space-time turbo codes

Mathini Sellathurai*

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Turbo codes have closed the gap between the theoretical capacity limits and the practically achievable information rates for Gaussian single-input and single-output channels [1]. The new challenge is to close this gap for more powerful communications systems such as multi-element antenna systems. In this paper, we investigate the performance of a space-time turbo code (STTC) with two transmit and two receive antennas operating at various information rates (adaptive rates) with medium-to-large block sizes, which is particularly suitable for packet oriented wireless multimedia communications. In particular, we investigate the bit error-ratio and packet error-ratio performances with random and designed interleavers at various information rates obtained by rate compatible punctured space-time turbo codes.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication61st IEEE Vehicular Technology Conference 2005
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)0-7803-8887-9
Publication statusPublished - 5 Dec 2005
Event61st IEEEVehicular Technology Conference 2005 - Stockholm, Sweden
Duration: 30 May 20051 Jun 2005


Conference61st IEEEVehicular Technology Conference 2005
Abbreviated titleVTC 2005 - Spring Stockholm

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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


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