A turbo-coded multiple-description system for multiple antennas

Israfil Bahçeci, Yücel Altunbaşak, Tolga M. Duman

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We propose a joint source-channel coding scheme for wireless communication systems with multiple transmit and receive antennas. The source coder is realized by a multiple description encoder that generates multiple bit streams. Each description is then separately turbo coded and transmitted using multiple antennas. For the receiver, we describe a suitable iterative joint source-channel decoding technique that exploits the correlations between the descriptions. We present several examples that illustrate the performance of the proposed system, and compare it with other approaches.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)187-191
Number of pages5
JournalIEEE Transactions on Communications
Issue number2
StatePublished - Feb 2006


  • Iterative decoding
  • Joint source-channel coding
  • Multiple antennas
  • Turbo-coded modulation (TCM)
  • Wireless communications

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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