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Serial concatenation of convolutional codes and CPM through an interleaver has a similar structure as serially concatenated turbo codes. Although the union bound, which is an analytical tool to estimate the bit error probability of such systems, is tight for high signal-to-noise ratio (SNR), it diverges for low SNR where the performance of our system is the most appealing. For this reason, we apply improved upper bounding techniques to our system to estimate the performance at low SNR. We show that by applying these techniques, it is possible to obtain 1 dB or more improvement over the union bound in fading channels.
Wireless Communications and Networking, 2003. WCNC 2003. 2003 IEEE (Volume:1 )
Date of Conference: 20-20 March 2003