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

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2 Author(s)
Dongzhe Cui ; Dept. of Electr. & Comput. Eng., New Jersey Inst. of Technol., Newark, NJ, USA ; Haimovich, A.M.

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

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Communications, 2001. ICC 2001. IEEE International Conference on  (Volume:9 )

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