Publication Details

This conference paper was originally published as Raad, IS, Vial, P and Wysocki, TA, A study of UMTS Turbo Codes across Space Time Spreading Channel with the case of m = 1 and m = 2, in Proceedings of the 3rd Workshop on the Internet, Telecommunications and Signal Processing (WITSP'04), Adelaide, Australia, 20-22 December 2004.


The study presented in this paper is that of Universal Mobile Telecommunications Systems (UMTS) Turbo Codes across Space Time Spreading channel with one transmitter antenna, one receiver (m = 1) and two transmitter antennas and one receiver (m = 2) to see to what extent the bit error rate (BER) can be improved. Using the Max-log decoding algorithm and 12 iterations it is shown in the simulation results that an extra 5 dB is achievable.