A Turbo Coded Multiple Description System for Multiple Antennas

Israfil Bahceci, Yucel Altunbasak, Tolga M. Duman

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5 Scopus citations


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 of the same source. 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. Finally, we present several examples that illustrate the performance of the proposed system and compare it with other approaches.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationGLOBECOM - IEEE Global Telecommunications Conference
Number of pages5
StatePublished - 2003
EventIEEE Global Telecommunications Conference GLOBECOM'03 - San Francisco, CA, United States
Duration: Dec 1 2003Dec 5 2003


OtherIEEE Global Telecommunications Conference GLOBECOM'03
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySan Francisco, CA


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

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Global and Planetary Change


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