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Performance Analysis of Turbo Codes

Divsalar, D. and Dolinar, S. and McEliece, R. J. and Pollara, F. (1995) Performance Analysis of Turbo Codes. In: MILCOM '95: 14th Military communications conference. IEEE , Piscataway, NJ, pp. 91-96. ISBN 0-7803-2489-7.

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In this paper we apply transfer function bounding techniques to obtain upper bounds on the bit error rate for maximum likelihood decoding of turbo codes constructed with random permutations. These techniques are applied to two turbo codes with constraint length 3 and later extended to other codes. The performance predicted by these bounds is compared with simulation results. The bounds are useful in estimating the “error floor” that is difficult to measure by simulation, and they provide insights on how to lower this floor. More refined bounds are needed for accurate performance measures at lower signal-to-noise ratios.

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Additional Information:© 1995 IEEE. Nov 1995. The research described in this paper was carried out at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, under contract with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration.
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Official Citation:Divsalar, D.; Dolinar, S.; McEliece, R.J.; Pollara, F.; , "Performance analysis of turbo codes," Military Communications Conference, 1995. MILCOM '95, Conference Record, IEEE , vol.1, no., pp.91-96 vol.1, 6 Nov 1995 doi: 10.1109/MILCOM.1995.483278 URL:
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