Iterative Decoding of Serially Concatenated Space-Time Codes in WCDMA Systems with Short Frames

Bon Jin Ku, Jong-Moon Chung, Changeon Kang

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In this letter, we investigate serially concatenated space-time codes (SC-STs) applying iterative decoding topologies in wideband code division multiple access (WCDMA) communication systems. In the decoding algorithm, an iterative (turbo) process is used, where a priori probability (APP) is exchanged between the symbol-by-symbol space-time (ST) decoder and the bit-by-bit convolutional decoder. The experimental results show that in a Rayleigh fading channel environment the serially concatenated interleaved space-time coding systems show significant error correction capability, and based on the applied system configurations, the nonrecursive ST code outperforms the recursive ST code.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)357-359
Number of pages3
JournalIEICE Transactions on Communications
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2004 Jan 1


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Software
  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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