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Turbo code at 0.03 dB from capacity limit

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5 Author(s)
Boutros, J. ; Ecole Nat. Superieure des Telecommun., Paris, France ; Caire, G. ; Viterbo, E. ; Sawaya, H.
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We propose a rate 1/3 infinite-length irregular turbo code capable of achieving an error rate Peb=10-5 at signal-to-noise ratio Eb/N0=-0.46 dB, which is at distance 0.03 dB from Shannon capacity limit. Our turbo code is derived by a simple modification of the original Berrou-Glavieux code.

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Information Theory, 2002. Proceedings. 2002 IEEE International Symposium on

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2002