M-ary soft information relaying of distributed turbo codes

Sung Kwon Hong, Jong Moon Chung, Daehwan Kim

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In this letter, an M-ary extension to the soft information relaying (SIR) scheme is derived for distributed turbo codes (DTCs) to enable higher data rate wireless communications with extended ranges. The M-ary based SIR design for DTCs is based on constructing a revised mapping constellation of the signals for calculating metrics from the soft mapping symbols. The numerical results show that DTCs using the proposed M-ary SIR with gray mapped quadrature phase shift keying (QPSK) provides a significant 5 dB performance gain over hard information relaying (HIR) DTCs at the 10-3 bit error rate (BER) level.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)869-871
Number of pages3
JournalIEICE Transactions on Fundamentals of Electronics, Communications and Computer Sciences
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2011 Feb

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Signal Processing
  • Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Applied Mathematics


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